Eric Zivian (piano) grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he attended the Royal Conservatory of Music. At the age of 16 he was accepted as a double major at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, studying composition with Ned Rorem. Since receiving his degree from Curtis in 1989, Mr. Zivian has continued his studies in both piano and composition, receiving a Master of Music for studies with Peter Serkin at The Juilliard School and a Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music (1995), where he studied composition with Jacob Druckman and Martin Bresnick. Mr. Zivian is pianist with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and the Clavion Quartet.

[from program for May 20, 2009 concert]