Eric Auerbach

B.Mus., M.Mus.

MRU Instructor and Violin Facilitator


Eric has established himself as an avid pedagogue in Calgary. He teaches students of all ages, striving to nurture and guide them towards their goals. His students have won top accolades at competitions, and study at some of the most prestigious conservatories in North America. Apart from his teaching duties at MRU Conservatory, Eric also teaches violin at the Calgary Multicultural Orchestra, an el sistema after-school program which aims to serve underrepresented communities in Calgary.

Eric Auerbach has spent most of his life studying, performing, and teaching the violin. His very first teacher was Carol Sykes, who studied and lived with Dr. Suzuki. He went on to study at New England Conservatory Pre-college. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, a Master degree from San Francisco Conservatory, and is a proud MRU Conservatory Alumni. His primary teachers include Kelly Barr (Boston Symphony), Kevork Mardirossian (IU), Ian Swensen (SFCM), and Bill Van der Sloot (MRU). Additionally, he has also had opportunities to study with many top violinists and pedagogues including Pinchas Zukerman, James Ehnes, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Andres Cardenas, Maricio Fuks, Gwen Hoebig, Jorja Fleezanis, and Patinka Kopec. While studying violin, Eric also studied pedagogy with Mimi Zwieg, Brenda Brenner, and Cliff Colnot. When he’s not teaching, Eric enjoys a varied performance career of solo, chamber music, and orchestra concerts. He has played concerts across the United States, Canda, and Europe, and shared the stage with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Jan Lisiecki, Anna Netrebko, David Kim, and Ning Feng. He has participated in several competitions, and won first place in the Violin and Chamber music categories at the 2016 Canadian Music Competition. These days you can see him most frequently performing alongside the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.