Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Eric Mrugala is a violinist who performs and educates about the violin.
Eric is an active teacher in the Boston-area serving as a violin faculty member at the Sharon Music Academy, Concord Conservatory of Music, and All Newton Music School. His students have won top prizes in the International Crescendo Little Mozarts Competition and was awarded Best Teacher Award by the Crescendo International Music Competition.
In addition to teaching, Eric enjoys an active performance career. He has performed with New England ensembles like the Berkshire Symphony, Bennington Chorale, Keene Chorale, Cape Ann Symphony and Boston Philharmonia. Mrugala has made appearances in Boston Symphony Hall, Sanders Theater, Kresge Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, Royal Concertgebouw Hall, De Doulen Hall, Smetana Hall, Dvorak Hall, UMass Amherst Concert Hall, and Bezanson Recital Hall. His past engagements include collaborating with living composers and performing alongside members of the Fifth House Ensemble at Fresh Inc Festival. Other chamber music experiences include the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Italy, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, VT.
Eric also enjoys performing different genres outside of classical music. Past engagements include performing with Iranian violinist Bijan Mortazavi at Berklee Performance Center, Freda World Music in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, and most recently with Grammy Award Winner Vijay Prakash in Worcester's Hannover Theatre.
Eric Mrugala received his Bachelor's Degree at the Boston Conservatory, and completed his Masters degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Graduate Quartet Fellow, and a recipient of the Julian Olevsky Violin/Viola Memorial Award. Eric Mrugala's previous teachers include Edyta Mrugala, Rictor Noren, and Elizabeth Chang.