Violinist Bruno Eicher is Assistant Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, which he joined in 2001, after serving for four years as Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony and the previous four years as Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. His wide-ranging orchestral experience includes performing with the Vienna Philharmonic and State Opera orchestras, the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of conductors such as Solti, Levine, Gergiev, Barenboim, Maazel, Thielemann, Mehta, and Rattle.
From 2009 to 2013, he was a coach of orchestral repertoire at the Verbier Music Festival.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Eicher has performed extensively throughout Europe and the U.S., as well as South Korea. In New York, as a member of the MET Chamber Ensemble from 2002 to 2014, he performed regularly at Carnegie Hall.
A native of Burgundy, France, Mr. Eicher is a graduate of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Pierre Amoyal and Jean Hubeau. In the United States, he was a student of Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang at the Juilliard School, from which he holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
In 1992, he was the 2nd prize winner of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.
He lives in Manhattan, with his wife, MET Orchestra cellist Kari Docter, and their two children.
Mr Eicher plays an instrument made in 2011 by Christophe Landon, a copy of the “Circle” Stradivari.