Now at the outset of his career, award winning Canadian guitarist Eric Meier has performed for audiences across Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands. His repertoire ranges from masterpieces of the classical repertoire to premieres of contemporary compositions. Along with performing in formal concert halls, he enjoys playing for disadvantaged audiences and in unconventional spaces.
Recent highlights include a performance at the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America Convention in Denver, Colorado as a winner of the ensemble showcase competition with fellow quartet members of The Youngs and the Restless. Further collaborations feature the work of composer Peter Dayton with fellow guitarist Thomas Clippinger in the world premier of Sol Negro, a piece for two guitars based on the paintings of Fernando de Szyszlo.
Meier first performed in public at the age of 9. Winning local competition-festivals by age 12, he later took first place in the 16 and under Alberta Provincial Competition and later represented Alberta at the 2012 Canadian National Festival at age 18, placing third. Since the age of sixteen Meier has twice been a featured soloist on CKUA radio in Edmonton as a part of the Alberta College Connections Concert Series.
Beginning his studies first with Michel Forestier at the age of 6, Eric Meier went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in 2016 as an Undergraduate Presser Scholar and recipient of both the Azalia H. Thomas Prize and Peabody Alumni Award. At the Peabody Institute he received principle instruction from Ray Chester with regular masterclasses with Manuel Barrueco. He continued his studies with Carlo Marchione in the Netherlands, graduating with a Master of Music in 2018.
His studies were made possible through the generous support of the Anne Burrows Foundation and Edmonton Community Foundation.