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John Eaken, YSO Concermaster

John Eaken, violinist studied at the Settlement Music School and the New School of Music in Philadelphia, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Messiah College and a Master of Arts degree in Music Performance from Temple University. As a recitalist, John Eaken frequently performs throughout the United States including recitals at Temple University, Penn State University, Manhattan School of Music, Shippensburg University Summer Festival, Michigan State University, Midland-Odessa Symphony Concert Series, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His solo appearances with orchestra include the Maryland Symphony, The Altoona Symphony, The Long Island Youth Symphony, The Cullowhee Festival Orchestra, the National Chamber Players, the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra and the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Eaken has also played repeat solo performances with The Harrisburg Symphony, The York Symphony, and the Shippensburg University Festival Orchestra. He is currently Concertmaster of the York Symphony.

Mr Eaken is a member of the Eaken Piano Trio with 'cellist Andrew Rammon and pianist Gloria Whitney. They made their Carnegie Hall debut on March 7, 1993 to a sold out audience and returned for repeat performances in 1998 and 2000. The Trio tours throughout the United States and has toured in Europe eight times. In the summer of 2008 they performed multiple concerts in China with the Pennsylvania Ambassadors of Music The Trio has released eight CDs including "Home for the Holidays" that was nominated for a Grammy. Eaken Trio CD's are available at record stores nationwide. The Eaken Piano Trio records for the Naxos and Catalpa Labels. More information about Mr. Eaken and the Eaken Trio is available at their website: www.EakenTrio.com.


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