Altus Flutes

Eric Lamb

Eric Lamb plays an ALTUS AL-1807ERBH (AL)

Flutist Eric Lamb is in demand internationally as a soloist, recitalist, concert curator and chamber musician. Eric is presently a member of the new music collective, Ensemble Reconsil (Vienna), Chineke! Orchestra London and is co-artistic director of ensemble paladino. Until 2013, he performed extensively as a core member of the New York/Chicago based International Contemporary Ensemble - ICE.

As a recording artist his discography as a soloist and chamber musician is ever growing. He has recorded over 15 CD's for various labels including Kairos, paladino, SONY, NMC, mode, New Amsterdam, NAXOS, Bridge and Nonesuch. This repertoire expands one of the widest of his generation - from Bach, Mozart and Schubert to Xenakis, Jason Eckhardt and Passion Pit.

Eric has performed with a long list of the worlds most important orchestra's and ensembles and has been invited to perform at festivals in Darmstadt, Graz, Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Acht Brücken in Cologne, Mostly Mozart Festival, Heidelberg Spring Music Festival and the Bucharest Festival for New Music, to name but a few. His chamber music partners include some of Europe's most celebrated vocalists, instrumentalists and artists.

Eric Lamb's research centers around a very broad sweep of musical styles. Along with his on-going commitment to expanding the 21st century flute repertoire, he most recently has been deeply involved with the study and exploration of 17th and 18th century performance practice. This work has culminated, so far, in the discovery and editing of several long lost concerti, etudes, solo pieces and sonatas.

His recent research output includes editions of solo works of Johann Joachim Quantz, Johann George Tromlitz, Johann Martin Blochwitz, Michel Blavet andarrangements of JS Bach and Mozart for flute and cello, all published for paladino music. His critically acclaimed debut solo CD 'Quantz: Solo Flute Music' features the premier recording of Quantz's 8 caprices.

Lamb continues to be a much sought-after pedagogue and is regularly invited to present workshops, master classes and lectures throughout Europe and the US. Eric completed his musical studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he was a student of MichelDebost. He then continued at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt am Main with Thaddeus Watson and later at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy with Chiara Tonelli.