Eric Tinkerhess is a cellist, viola da gambist, composer and musicologist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has a bachelor’s from the Oberlin Conservatory, a master’s from the Paris Conservatory where he studied the viola da gamba with Christophe Coin, and a Master of Interpretation of Early Music—Research and Practice from the Sorbonne.
His recordings with Audax Records have received numerous awards from the international press (“Diapason d’or” from Diapason Magazine, “top ten classical releases of 2019” from The Guardian for The Paris Album with Ensemble Diderot). As a teacher he has given master classes at Huddersfield University (UK) and the Shanghai Conservatory. His compositions have been performed at the Chautauqua Music Festival in New York, the Music Academy of the West in California, and at the Salle Cortot in Paris. He is currently a PhD student of musicology at the University of Southern California, and has served on the music history faculty of the Colburn School and Pepperdine University.