Native to Hong Kong, Eric Chan began his journey in music at the age of four, learning piano and violin. Now a laureate from the Royal College of Music in London, he holds an Artist Diploma, a Master of Performance with distinction, and a Bachelor of Music with first-class honours. His mentors include David Graham and Andy Dewar for organ, Kathron Sturrock for piano, Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin for improvisation, and Michael Ladouceur for film music composition.
In 2019, Eric won the Harold Darke Memorial Prize, a top award for undergraduate organists. His outstanding graduation recital earned the highest mark ever awarded in the institution's history. The jury commended it as 'a voice that will resound in this hall for many years'. The RCM keyboard department invited Eric to assist in the selection process of a new professor recently. His education was generously supported by the Richard Newton Scarth Award and John Birch Scholarship, as well as scholarships from the Royal College of Organists.
Eric's journey as a recitalist has taken him to stages across England, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Spain, and his native Hong Kong. He has given over 30 organ and piano recitals, with performances at London's iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral and Vienna's St. Peter’s Church earning critical applause. He has given recitals by the invitations of international festivals including the International Düsseldorf Organ Festival 2022 and the 3rd International Organ and Sacred Music Festival in Spain. Beyond solo performances, Eric has collaborated with various orchestras, most notably performing the Saint-Saëns "Organ" Symphony with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano. This performance was broadcast on Medici.TV. In addition, he was the first organist from Hong Kong to ever perform at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, featuring in the Last Night of the School Proms 2014 and was subsequently interviewed by Leicester Mercury.
Eric took up composing with his first commision soon after graduation. His recent work includes a Chinese folk-style piece titled "Spring Blossom" for Guzheng and Organ, which had its premiere at the 3rd International Organ and Sacred Music Festival 2023 in Madrid, Spain. Currently, Eric holds the position of Artistic Director at the Hong Kong Music and Art Education Interchange Association, where he conducts piano and organ masterclasses regularly. His diverse roles as a pianist, organist, and composer have led him to collaborations with institutions like St. Paul’s College, Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School, and the Hong Kong iMusic Academy. In addition, he has also served as an organist at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Fulham.