Eric Funk

Composer

Eric Funk is an American contemporary classical composer and conductor. Originally from Deer Lodge, Montana, he currently resides in Bozeman, Montana, where he teaches music courses at Montana State University.


(Cover photo courtesy Rick Smith/Montana PBS)

PRESS APPEARANCES AND REVIEWS

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Pamelia, "Instantaneously appealing!"

New York Daily News

Pamelia, "The piece is in a lively Romantic style that bears traces of Western folk elements and a strong Copland influence."

New York Times, Allan Kozinn

Dance Concertare, "The highlight of the program was Eric Funk's prize winning Dance Concertare, a pleasingly delicate trough of sound, heavily leaning in the direction of Penderecki."

San Francisco Examiner, Marilyn Tucker

Pamelia, "The orchestration subtly underpins the conversational vocal line to pain a variety of moods and themes.  Sparse textures prevail in the score...these Britten-like transparencies allow the voice to dominate the texture."

The Opera Journal, Gary Mabry

Earth is New Begun"The highlight of the evening was Eric Funk's remarkable 'Earth is New Begun'...after a somewhat disconcerting preceding fanfare, Funk achieves some genuine lyricism in the body of the work."

Oregon Journal, Martin Clark

Rhayader, "Funk's music major triumph!  The music immediately captures attention and the imagination."

Oregonian, Robert Linstrom

Rhayader, "It was a beautiful, strange, haunting work."

Enterprise Courier, Leroy Schaap

Dance Concertare, "The highlight of the program was Eric Funk's prize winning Dance Concertare, a pleasingly delicate trough of sound, heavily leaning in the direction of Penderecki."

San Francisco Examiner, Marilyn Tucker

Concerto, Op53, "Funk's concerto is a bold work, full of dramatic thrusts, difficult leaps and soaring lines for the horn.  The work developed its expressionistic complexities in sometimes strident, sometimes muted fashion."

Oregonian, David Stabler

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