Double bassist Eric Larson has been a member of the Houston Symphony since 1999. Larson pursued undergraduate studies at Boston University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. Larson received his training from Edwin Barker and Hal Robinson.
Larson has participated in several music festivals including the National Orchestral Institute, Tanglewood, Grand Teton Music Festival, and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and was Principal Double Bass of the Haddonfield Symphony (now Symphony in C). As an active chamber musician, Larson has worked with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra and has collaborated with the T’ang String Quartet.
An avid teacher, Larson spent three years teaching at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and 10 years teaching double bass and coaching chamber music at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Larson currently spends his summers teaching at the Texas Music Festival and the Wabass Institute for Double Bass.