Eric Stephenson is cellist and cofounder of the high energy chamber group Project Trio. The group was founded in 2005 and has since been active educating and performing for audiences around the world. Mr. Stephenson has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony, Milwuakee Symphony, Toronto Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and LA Chamber orchestra, among many others, performing original compositions and arrangements. Teaching has been an important part of Project Trio’s mission and they have worked with over 500,000 students worldwide and held intensive music camps around the country.
In addition to chamber music, Mr. Stephenson has held an exciting and varied orchestral career. A native of Louisville, KY, Mr. Stephenson began playing the cello at the age of three. His musical studies include degrees with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, as well as an alumni achievement award. He was the principal cellist of the Caton Symphony in Ohio and also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra.
In his spare time Mr. Stephenson plays all genres of music and many different interments including the piano, guitar, banjo, and mandolin. He enjoys cooking Italian food and collecting vinyl records.