Eric Hall has played Principal Bassoon in the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for 17 years. Additionally, he holds the Principal Bassoon position at the Canadian Opera Company and the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago. Appearing as a soloist, Eric has performed with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Grant Park Orchestra, Niagara Symphony, New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado, and the Waterloo Symphony in Iowa.
As an avid chamber musician, Eric has toured extensively in the USA and performed at music festivals in Banff, Heidelberg, Spoleto, Edinburgh, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea. An experienced chamber musician, Eric is a former member of the Manhatten Wind Quintet.
Encouraging, inspiring, and advocating for young musicians, Mr. Hall holds the position of Lecturer of Bassoon and Director of the Woodwind Chamber Music program at the University of Toronto. Furthermore, Eric also maintains a studio at York University.
Mr. Hall holds a Master of Music from the Juilliard School, as well as a Bachelor of Music and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Eric is also an alumnus of the New World Symphony based in Miami, Florida.
Eric currently plays on an 8000 series Heckel bassoon, built in 1938. This instrument was originally owned by the Wiesbaden Opera Orchestra in Germany and played there for over 70 years. Wiesbaden is the home of the Heckel Bassoon Factory.