Percussionist Eric Poland has established himself as a versatile performer in New York City. He has premiered numerous works by some of today’s leading composers with such groups as the Zankel Band, Continuum, the Locrian Chamber Players, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and the Fireworks Ensemble.
He has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and the Mark Morris and Martha Graham Dance companies, and as part of the Lincoln Center Festival and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Poland is also an active Broadway musician and has played over a dozen different shows including Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Spamalot, A Chorus Line, and Spring Awakening.
He recently worked with Roger Waters, formally of Pink Floyd, in a New York premiere of songs from his opera Ça Ira and also with Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty. Mr. Poland can be heard on a Deutsche Grammophon release of Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs with soprano Dawn Upshaw and on the soundtrack to Hollywoodland. He holds his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Gordon Gottlieb.
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