Jazz and Rock for Classical Music Lovers with Vasily Popov & Eric Ulreich
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A veteran of literally thousands of gigs nationwide, Eric Ulreich has performed in all styles of music in all styles of guitar on stage, in the studio, as a producer, composer and an instructor. As guitarist and musical director, Eric has performed with legend artists Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Glenn Leonard’s Temptations, Charlie Thomas and the Drifters, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), Bobby Lewis, The Coasters, The Marvelettes, and The Platters, among countless others. He has performed in venues across the country including The Kennedy Center, The Fleet Pavilion in Boston, The World Trade Center in New York City, and The MCI Center, as well as hundreds of nightclubs across the United States.
As a studio musician, Eric has played and produced at Cue, Bias, Recording Arts, Omega, Sheffield, and others in the Washington D.C. area. As a co-composer, Eric won 10th place in a national song-writing competition for “Gone Wilde.” In 1990, Eric was nominated for a “Wammie” by the Washington Area Music Association for best instrumentalist in the Rock and Pop category.
As a classical guitarist, Eric has performed throughout the Washington metro area and premiered Knickerbocker Suite by composer Garrison Hull in honor of Glenna Goodacre, sculptor of the Women’s Vietnam Memorial. His recent performance with edgEnsemble of George Crumb’s Mundis Canis at George Mason University made a “particularly strong impact” and was “sensitively performed.” (McLellan, Washington Post).
Eric has been teaching all styles of guitar since 1978. He has been on the faculty at The Levine School of Music in Washington DC for ten years and has just completed his first solo CD which will be released in 2007.
Cellist Vasily Popov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, continued his education in Munich, Germany and is currently faculty member at the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC. He is top prize winner of the Baltimore Music Club Competition and his CDs are produced by “Arte Nova Records”, “BMR”, and “Melodia” labels among others.