Eric Street has won acclaim as a pianist in over thirty countries on six continents. Standing ovations followed his debuts in Carnegie Recital Hall, Paris, Cairo, London, St. Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, and Prague. During his twelve-concert tour of Japan, Tokyo University News stated "the whole performance was wonderful and captivated the audience." He has been widely telecast abroad, most recently across the Russian Republic from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
Eric Street earned his masters and doctorate in piano performance as a student of Menahem Pressler at Indiana University School of Music, with additional study at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, Austria. He has taught at Indiana University, the University of California, and Bethany College, where he was the youngest faculty member in the school's history to become a Distinguished Professor.
Eric Street is Professor of Piano at UD, where he directs keyboard studies, teaches piano, and directs the Piano Ensemble. An active ensemble artist, he also tours as part of Side by Side piano duo, which recently completed a twenty-four performance world tour including concerts in Moscow, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Melbourne. Since then they have toured Morocco, with concerts in Rabat, Tangier, and Casablanca, and South America, with concerts in Chile, Ecuador, and Argentina.
An experienced traveler, he has taught and served as Site Director for the University of Dayton Interdepartmental Summer Study Abroad Program in Austria, France, Ireland and Italy. With Professor of Italian Andria Chiodo he led Florence Festival in 2001, an adult tour celebrating the life and work of Giuseppe Verdi in Northern Italy. They are now preparing to lead a ten-day cultural tour of Southern Italy and Sicily in October, 2002.
Dr. Street's articles appear in over thirty periodicals, including Clavier, Keyboard Quarterly, and Opera Journal. Agamemnon Press has published a chapter of his on early opera. His research on the treatment of nuns in opera was recently cited in the London Guardian. National Public Radio broadcast him nationwide in a program of Ragtime by Women Composers. Eric Street composes in his spare time, and Heritage Music Press publishes two of his ragtime duet suites and a solo suite. Wehr's Music House recently released two vocal compositions of his, 'Chocolate Kisses' and 'Tonight I Can Fly'.
Listen to Dr. Eric Street and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Kleinknecht, perform a selection from the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 (44 sec., 344 K .au).
Listen to Dr. Eric Street and the Wichita Symphony, under the direction of Zuohang Chen, perform the opening section of Liszt's Totentanz (37.7 sec., 296 K .au)