Eric Mrugala is a violinist who performs and educates audiences about the violin, and music.
Mr. Mrugala appears with New England ensembles such as the Berkshire Symphony, Bennington Chorale, Keene Chorale, and Cape Ann Symphony. 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 recent 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.
Outside of his performance and teaching engagements, Eric is dedicated to making the arts more accessible to everyone. Mrugala enjoys sharing stories of musicians from different genres in traditional and non-traditional settings. He is the creator and host of the Everyday Musician Podcast, a podcast where he talks to local musicians doing amazing things in their communities. Mr. Mrugala is also the creator and host of the Violin Podcast where he invites violinists from around the world to discuss practice tips, music career advice, and how the violin has shaped their life.
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.
Eric Mrugala plays on a violin through generous loan from Douglas Cox, violin maker, in Brattleboro, Vermont.