Playing in chamber music and in orchestral settings has always been an integral part of Erin's violin career. At the age of nine, Erin joined her violin teacher's orchestra and chamber ensemble, realizing she had a passion for chamber music. She played in many ensembles through her private teacher's studio until she auditioned and landed a spot in the esteemed Portland Youth Philharmonic at age sixteen.
As a member of PYP under Mei-Ann Chen, she toured the East Coast and performed in Carnegie Hall. Erin had the opportunity to play in a PYP string quartet under the coaching of John Hubbard. She also played side-by-side with the Oregon Symphony with Carlos Kalmar directing. After playing two years in PYP, she then joined the Portland State University Symphony under the directing of Ken Selden. Erin was concertmaster of the symphony for a year and a half.
In 2005 Erin joined her church volunteer orchestra of 55 members, in which she still plays today. In 2010 Erin debuted as a soloist with the church's accompaniment orchestra, playing Pablo de Sarasate's Ziguenerweisen in front of an audience of 800.
In 2015, Erin joined the Bach Cantata Choir, lead by Ralph Nelson. Their mission is to sing the entire set of cantatas by J. S. Bach over thirty years. She loves playing baroque music with the BCC and respects her musical colleagues there very much.
Erin plays with many various local artists in the Portland area, as well as with her own chamber ensemble.
Weddings and Special Events:
Erin has been playing in weddings and special events since 2001. She has performed in many well-known bridal venues in and around the Portland area, including Bridal Veil Lakes, the Abernethy Center, McMenamins Edgefield, The Old Church, Portland Art Museum, Gray Gables Estate, Waverly Country Club, The Convention Center, Pittock Mansion, as well as many more.
She currently offers the following for your special celebration: solo violin; a string duo, or violin and piano duo; a string trio; or a string quartet.
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm: Erin performs with the Bach Cantata Choir for their opening concert of the 2018-2019 Season. Please visit bachcantatachoir.org for more details.
Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:00pm: Erin performs with the Bach Cantata Choir for their annual Christmas concert. Please visit bachcantatachoir.org for more details.
Stay tuned for the date of Erin's annual student Christmas recital.
Please call or e-mail for rates, availability, and a demo CD, as well as for references.