Eric Mazonson, Accompanist

Eric Mazonson received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Boston University, where he studied piano with Anthony di Bonaventure.  His chamber music coaches included Walter Trampler, Robert Marcellus, Leslie Parnas, Ralph Gomberg and Eugene Lehner. From 1979 to 1982, he was a member of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, where he performed with the concert band and founded a piano-woodwind sextet, the Olympus Chamber Players, which toured throughout the Northeast.  His extensive repertoire has been heard in many solo, chamber music and vocal recitals in the US, Canada and Europe.  He has appeared as soloist with several orchestras, recently performing Mozart’s Concerto in B-flat, K. 595, and Haydn’s Concerto in D Major with the South County Chamber Orchestra in Rhode Island, and two pieces by Mendelssohn with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra in Wilson, SC.  Eric has been a faculty member of Bradford College, the University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, Providence College and Moses Brown School. He was a coach with the Crittenden Opera Studio Workshops in Boston and Washington, D.C. for over twenty years.  He currently accompanies choruses in the Natick school system, and is music director of Calvary United Methodist Church in Middletown, RI. 

Photo: Edward J. Hynes, 2017