Eric Umble is an award winning clarinetist and Lancaster native who is a student at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He has performed in major New York City venues such as Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. He has also performed recitals in Romania, the Netherlands, and Canada, and is a founding member of the Netherlands based Welton Trio.
Eric has received many awards for his work including first place in the T. Gordon Parks Memorial Collegiate Competition. He was also the winner of the University of Kansas Concerto Competition and the winner of the Naftzger Young Artists Competition. He placed second in the Skokie Valley Symphony Young Artist Competition and the Eisenburg-Fried Concerto Competition.
In a rare Lancaster performance, Eric will present a recital at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster on Sunday, June 16th at 7:30 pm with acclaimed pianist and fellow Manhattan School of Music student, Sophia Vastek. The duo will present masterworks for clarinet and piano by Widor, Janacek, Brahms, Debussy and Weber. Proceeds from the recital will support an upcoming tour in Europe with the Welten Trio. The European program includes the premiere of a new work by American Composer, Rex Isenberg entitled Das Stunden-Buch, a setting of five Rilke poems for clarinet, soprano and piano.
Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster is located at 328 West Orange Street in historic downtown Lancaster City. Admission is by donation. More information about Eric can be found at his website www.ericumble.com.