Organist. Pianist. Composer
Born in Hong Kong, Eric Chan was taught the piano and violin from the age of four. He is a prize-winning graduate from the Royal College of Music, where he holds an Artist Diploma, a Master of Performance with distinction and a Bachelor of Music with first-class honours. He studied organ with David Graham and Andy Dewar, piano with Kathron Sturrock, improvisation with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin and film music composition with Michael Ladouceur. In 2019, he received the Harold Darke Memorial Prize, the highest award for undergraduate organists. Eric recently assisted the RCM keyboard department with the selection process for a new professor. His studies at the College were supported by the Richard Newton Scarth Award and John Birch Scholarship, in addition to scholarships from the Royal College of Organists.
As a recitalist, Eric has given over 30 recitals on the organ and piano across England, Scotland, Austria, Germany, and Hong Kong. His recent recitals at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and St. Peter’s Church in Vienna received critical acclaim. He recently gave a recital in Germany by invitation of the International Düsseldorf Organ Festival. Aside from solo performances, Eric has frequently worked with orchestras as soloist and guest organist. His performance of the Saint-Saëns “Organ” Symphony with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of world-renowned conductor Sir Antonio Pappano was broadcast on Medici.TV. He was guest organist at the Last Night of the School Proms 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall and was subsequently interviewed by Leicester Mercury.
Eric is Artistic Director at the Hong Kong Music and Art Education Interchange Association. He holds an LTCL diploma on piano performance with distinction, grade 8 violin and he regularly gives online piano masterclasses. He worked at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Fulham as an organist. As a pianist and organist, composer, arranger and accompanist, he has worked with schools and organisations including St. Paul’s College, Shaukiwan Tsung Tsin School, the Hong Kong iMusic Academy among other institutions.