Born in Hong Kong, Eric Chan studied 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 and improvisation with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin. In 2019, Eric received the Harold Darke Memorial Prize, the highest award for undergraduate organists. He recently assisted the RCM keyboard department in the selection process for their new professor. His university studies 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 performed on the piano and organ at historically prestigious venues, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, Brentwood Cathedral and the Temple Church in London, Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vienna. In addition to his solo work, Eric has frequently been invited to perform with top 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 also invited as guest organist at the Last Night of the School Proms 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall followed by an interview with the Leicester Mercury.
Eric currently serves as Artistic Director at the Hong Kong Music and Art Education Interchange Association. He holds an LTCL diploma in piano with distinction and he frequently gives online piano master classes. He has previously worked as organist at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Fulham. As a composer, arranger, accompanist, music teacher and piano tutor, he shares his skills and love of music with many schools and organisations, including St. Paul’s College, Tsung Tsin School in Shaukiwan and the Qin Music School among other institutions.