Eric Robins grew up in Normal, Illinois, a small Midwest town nestled within the corn and soy fields. At the age of eight, he began trumpet lessons with his grandfather. He continued to play for personal enjoyment until the last year of high school when he discovered the world of orchestral music. This led to a Bachelors of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eric is an avid symphony and chamber musician and studied under Michael Ewald and Ronald Romm. As a member of the University Orchestra and Wind Symphony, Eric played several concerts at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall as well as New York’s Carnegie Hall. Also while residing in Illinois, he played trumpet in Sinfonia da Camera.
Currently, Eric is a graduate student at New England Conservatory of Music studying with Benjamin Wright. He is exploring freelance opportunities throughout Boston having played with both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra. Beyond music, Eric enjoys hiking, canoeing, cooking and reading. His favorite area of wilderness is the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota where he takes summer canoe trips. Having moved to Boston from a small town in rural Illinois, Eric is still marveling at everything the big city has to offer.
Eric joined A Far Cry as trumpet soloist on the following concerts:
28 January 2008 – St. Paul’s Church (Brookline, MA) 29 January 2008 – First Church in Cambridge (Cambridge, MA) 1 February 2008 – Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA)