션윈에 참여한 시기: 2012
에릭 로빈스는 일리노이대학(어바나-샴페인)에서 학사, 뉴잉글랜드음악원에서 석사 학위를 취득했다. 보스턴 심포니 오케스트라 등에서 활동했으며, 한국 대구 심포니 오케스트라에서 수석 트럼펫 연주가로 활동한 바 있다. 뉴잉글랜드음악원의 메이블 루이즈 라일리 장학금을 받았으며, 전미 관현악협회(National Orchestral Institute), 라운드 탑 국제 음악 페스티벌(Round Top International Music Festival), 바 하버 브라스(Bar Harbor Brass)에서 장학생으로 선정된 바 있다.
Born: in Concord, NH
Lived in: Normal, IL
One recording for a deserted island: Sacrae Symphoniae: Antiphonal Motets of Giovanni Gabrieli by the Metropolitan Opera Brass and John Sheppard.
Knew you wanted to be a pro musician at age: 18.
Love most about music: Music brings people together, and I love that.
First heard of Shen Yun: in 2010.
Best metronome: Best metronome is your heart, best tuning device are your ears. Dr. Beat makes a good metronome, too.
Favorite headphones: Not sure I have a favorite headphone brand, but my Audio-Technica ATH-ES55 over-the-ear headphones do a nice job presenting the symphonic recordings I listen to.
Favorite instrument case: Yamaha makes the best hard cases for trumpet. Alteri makes the best soft case. Brass Bags has the best in between case.
Good-luck trinket: None now. But for about 15 years I carried a $2 dollar bill in my wallet.
Must-have music for tour: The Charlier book. This is a classic book written by Belgian trumpet teacher Theo Charlier. It has 36 etudes that get progressively harder.
Favorite place to practice on tour: Rooftop open-air parking garage in sunny SoCal. Otherwise, practice wherever it is most efficient.
Best warm-up method: The one that gets me ready for the day.
Pre-show energy food: Kimchi.
Intermission activity: I like to read a few pages of whatever book I’m reading at the time, drink of water, restroom, back at it.
Post-show wind-down: Starts with some slow Bai-Lin flex and Vizzutti repeated notes, ends with a good sleep.