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Eric Charnofsky enjoys a multi-faceted career as a pianist, composer, lecturer, conductor, and narrator. As a collaborative pianist, he has performed throughout North America with members of major American orchestras, and as an orchestral keyboardist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra, among others. A graduate of The Juilliard School where he majored in piano accompanying, Mr. Charnofsky also holds degrees in solo piano performance and composition from California State University, Northridge. Originally from Los Angeles, Mr. Charnofsky has taught music history, music theory, and collaborative piano at the collegiate level in Cleveland, Ohio. He has also worked as a classical radio announcer in Cleveland and Los Angeles, church choir director in Cleveland's University Circle, pre-concert lecturer for the Cleveland Orchestra, Associate Faculty member at the Music Academy of the West, rehearsal pianist for Lyric Opera Cleveland, convention accompanist for the National Flute Association, music director and pianist for musical theater productions in Los Angeles, and he is featured on recordings on the Capstone, Albany, and Crystal labels. He is active in Musical Arts administration, serving on boards for the Cleveland Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Society of Ohio, and is Assistant Director for the annual She Scores festival. He has also narrated with the Cleveland Orchestra and other ensembles. Mr. Charnofsky’s compositions have been performed in several major U.S. cities, and he has received composition commissions from Pacific Serenades, the Chamber Music Society of Ohio, the Cleveland Chamber Collective, and others.

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