Eric Delson

BCS career
  • Member of the tenor section, Assistant Director from 1998 to 2002
  • Became Musical Director of the BCS in 2002
Day job
  • Head of the Performing Arts Department at the International School of Brussels
Academics
  • Ohio State University – Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Composition (1987)
  • New England Conservatory of Music – Master of Music in Composition (1989)
  • Boston University – Doctorate in Musical Arts (1996). Awarded the Esther B. Kahn Career Entry Award
Personal
  • A native of Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
  • Lives in Brussels with his wife and two daughters

Eric Delson has been involved in musical composition, conducting and music education for more than 20 years. Dr Delson has studied composition with Lukas Foss, Marjorie Merryman, Thomas Wells and Marshall Barnes, instrumental conducting with Craig Kirchoff and Harvey Benstein, and choral conducting with Lorna Cooke DeVaron and Constantina Tsolainou, among others.

Prior to moving to Belgium, he taught Music Theory, History, Composition and Choral Music at the New England Conservatory, Boston University and several other private institutions in Boston and New York.

In the spring of 1995, David Hoose and the Boston University Symphony Orchestra premiered Delson’s Symphony No. 1 in Boston’s Tsai Performance Center. His European premiere followed a year later when, as part of the Esbjerg Ensemble’s Composer Workshop in Denmark, the Esbjerg Ensemble performed his Kammermusik, Op. 7. That same year, Czech composer Ladislav Kubik invited Dr Delson to attend the Czech-American Composer’s Seminar in Prague, where his work was presented at the Antonin Dvorak Museum. In 2000, Delson spent a season in Baden-Baden (Germany), serving as composer-in-residence at the invitation of the Brahmsgesellschaft.

As a conductor, Dr Delson has performed in Belgium, Canada, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States of America. Delson’s works have been published by Lawson-Gould Music Publishers and Frank E. Warren Music Service, and his compositions for piano, chamber ensemble, and orchestra are performed regularly in Europe and the USA. In addition to various commissions in the USA, Delson composed Bach, Blech & Blues in Bamberg, Germany (members of the Bamberger Symphoniker) for the Brussels Choral Society. The BCS premiered his Holiday Triptych (1999), and also his Lullaby for Louise, which was composed in 2004 to celebrate the birth of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium’s first child.

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