Jean-Eric SOUCY, viola and chamber music

jean-eric-soucy-altoJean-Eric SOUCY enjoys a growing reputation in Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician. In his position as principal violist with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg (SWR), he tours the world and makes recordings for Sony Classical, Hänssler and EMI. He has completed solo recordings of Berlioz, Bach, Stamitz, Mozart, Benda and Bartok with the SWR, the Radio Canada Chamber Orchestra, l’Orchestre Royal de chambre de Wallonie, the Quebec Symphony and Les Violons du Roy. In Québec, Eric Soucy earned his “Premier Prix” in viola and chamber music, then moved to Vienna to study with Hatto Beyerle. Soon after, he won a top prize at the Lionel Tertis Viola Competition in England. He is an exceptionally fine teacher. He has taught in summer academies in Brugge, Belgium, at Le Domaine Forget in Québec, and has heldteaching positions at Le Conservatoire du Québec (1987-1991) and at the University of Karlsruhe (1997-2003). He has organized many international viola symposiums in Québec and Austria. His lessons will greatly benefit students viola or