ERIC SHIMELONIS is an award-winning composer, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed in venues as diverse as CBGB and the Kennedy Center, and as composer had a sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in 2010 with F. Murray Abraham performing his song cycle “Elusive Things” composed after poems by Ilene Starger. Eric served as assistant director for performances of Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du Soldat” with the Philadelphia and Boston Symphony Orchestras, and he has been nominated for two awards for outstanding music direction. Along with music and sound design for over 300 plays, Eric has composed scores for film and television, including for Adam Rapp’s film Winter Passing, which involved on-set collaborations with Ed Harris and Zooey Deschanel, and a duet with Will Ferrell. He has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and the Boomerang Fund for Artists. He is the winner of a Helen Hayes Award, and has been nominated for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, and a Henry Hewes Design Award. Eric is the resident composer for the Voice Of The City Ensemble. He has been a professor at the University of Maryland, a frequent guest artist at the Juilliard School, a music contributor to Slate Magazine and WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio, and an educational writer, director, and media producer for the Washington Bach Consort.
Bio as of 6/2017