13. Eric Tuan

Opera For The Techno Wonders

Eric Tuan recently received his B.A. in Music with Honors from Stanford University, where he studied choral conducting and historical musicology with a minor in linguistics. A tenor with professional ensembles Volti and the Monteverdi Consort, he recently performed the tenor role in SF Lyric Opera’s production of David Lang’s Pulitzer-Prize winning “the little match girl passion.” Eric is also an active collaborative pianist and the recipient of Stanford’s Patrick Butler Prize in Piano Performance. An emerging composer, his choral works are published by E.C. Schirmer and have been performed in the US, Denmark, Russia, and Mexico.
A Bay Area native, Eric received his early musical training from the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir and continues to work with them as accompanist, coach, and composer. His academic interests lie in sacred music of the Renaissance; he recently received the Ingolf Dahl Award from the American Musicological Society for his senior thesis, which examines post-cadential extensions in the music of Josquin Des Prez. Recent projects include directing his senior recital choir in a program of works by 20th-century composers, as well as leading a Compline ensemble singing in Stanford Memorial Church.

Eric Tuan is the International Space Orchestra’s Choir Master with Jimmy Kassau