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Dakota Chamber Music (DCM)
Erik Anderson


Erik Anderson - Festival Director, cello
Dr. Erik Anderson, a native of Washington State, began his cello studies at the age of three, earned his BM and MM from the University of Idaho, and completed his DMA at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have been Wayne C. Smith, William Wharton, and Yehuda Hanani. In 2003, after seven years as a free-lance cellist, assistant conductor, and business owner in Cincinnati, OH, he joined the faculty at Minot State University (Minot, ND) where he currently resides with his wife and four sons. Regionally, he performs frequently with his piano trio, Luminus, and in recital with his wife, Dianna, and has been featured as soloist with the symphonies of Minot, Grand Forks, and Bismarck. Dr. Anderson has just begun a three-year project of study, performance, and teaching that will culminate in a lecture recital tour and recording of the Bach suites. In addition to classical study and performance, he plays upright bass in a jazz combo. He has served as the director of Dakota Chamber Music since 2006. In the summer of 2012, Dr. Anderson will also perform and teach at festivals in New York, Italy, and at the International Music Camp for a ninth season. Apart from music, Dr. Anderson loves to cook, golf, cross-country ski, play games with the fam, and chase any type of ball as though his life depended on it.

Composer Title
Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op.102: I Mit humor
Schumann Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op.102: II Langsam