Eric Jones

Cello & BASS

Cellist Eric Jones received his master’s degree in cello performance at Temple University where he studied with Deborah Reeder and Orlando Cole. Eric received the Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University (Deland, FL) after studying with David Bjella. He has attended the Schlern International Music Festival (Sudtirol,Italy), the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Brevard Music Center, studying with cellists George Work, Elizabeth Simkin, and Ron Leonard. He has performed in masterclasses with Mischa Maisky, Vagram Saradjian, David Ying, and members of the Emerson String Quartet.

Eric has performed with the Haddonfield Symphony, Temple University Symphony, and Stetson University Symphony Orchestra, among other orchestras. He has also performed in many chamber music ensembles, including the Cripple Creek Quartet, Barron String Quartet, and the Broad Street Quartet, of which he was a founding member. He has participated in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the collegiate chamber music competition of the Music Teachers’ National Association.

Eric teaches elementary and middle school strings in the School District of Philadelphia, instructing group lessons and conducting string orchestras in five schools. He has taught privately and coached chamber music since 1997. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Christine, and their two children, David and Andrew. He has been on faculty at Csehy since 2004.