Eric Silberger

We managed to catch up with the virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger for an Orange Twist between his concerts!

We all know HELLO STAGE’s favorite color! What’s yours?

My favorite color is currently blue!

What was the best advice a teacher ever gave you?

The best advice I ever received from Lorin Maazel: "Trust your instincts!"

How has your practice changed with time?

My practice constantly shifts in ideals and purpose. I would say I think from the score a lot more than I used to and this changes the values I focus on in practicing.

What do you think is the most important trait of a successful artist in today’s modern world?

The most important trait of a successful artist in today’s modern world is the ability to focus, be persistent and adapt.

How much time do you spend every day on Facebook, twitter, and which other ways do you use to promote yourself?

I spend a fair amount on Facebook and Twitter although it fluctuates.

Eric, how did your concert go? :

I had a great time with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy on April 18th and 19th. The musicians are some of the finest people and players I have encountered. They play the music as an event every time and with full of vigor as well as life.

What’s coming up next?

My next concert is with Robin Ticciati and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra on April 25th at 3 pm. We will be playing Mozart's 5th violin concerto together!

You are the CEO of Jukubox LLC - could you tell us more about this company and how it all started?

Jukubox is a company for high quality online music lessons that was created to make music lessons accessible to more people. We have faculty such as Glenn Dicterow, Karen Dreyfus and Lewis Kaplan on the site, as well as many graduates of schools such as the Juilliard School. It started when myself and two other friends (Jonathan Schwarz, and Rachel Lee Priday) discussed how it would be very helpful to be able to take a lesson without commuting and other barriers related to taking a lesson in person. Flying to Juilliard or New York City for lessons every week is not possible for many people. Not being able to do so should not stop someone from playing for a faculty member who they are truly interested in taking lessons with.

Look out for Eric in Iceland this june, he will be performing complete Paganini 24 Caprices, 6 Ysaye Sonatas, 6 Bach Partitas and Sonatas, and 7 Ernst Etudes.Follow Eric Silberger on HELLO STAGE!
Author: Nina HELLO STAGE
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