Born in Hong Kong, Eric Chan was taught the piano and violin from the age of four. He is a prize-winning graduate from the Royal College of Music, where he holds an Artist Diploma, a Master of Performance with distinction and a Bachelor of Music with first-class honors. He studied organ with David Graham and Andy Dewar, piano with Kathron Sturrock and improvisation with Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin. In 2019, he received the Harold Darke Memorial Prize, the highest award for undergraduate organists. Eric recently assisted the RCM keyboard department with the selection process for a new professor. His studies at the College were supported by the Richard Newton Scarth Award and John Birch Scholarship, in addition to scholarships from the Royal College of Organists.
As a recitalist, Eric has performed on the piano and organ at places like St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, Brentwood Cathedral and the Temple Church in London, Dunblane Cathedral in Scotland, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vienna. Aside from solo performances, Eric has frequently worked with orchestras as soloist and guest organist. His performance of the Saint-Saëns “Organ” Symphony with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of world-renowned conductor Sir Antonio Pappano was broadcast on Medici.TV. He was guest organist at the Last Night of the School Proms 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall and was subsequently interviewed by Leicester Mercury.
Eric is Artistic Director at the Hong Kong Music and Art Education Interchange Association. He holds a LTCL diploma on piano with distinction and he frequently gives online piano masterclasses. He worked at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Fulham as organist.
Artist Diploma - Royal College of Music, London
Master of Performance with Distinction (Organ & Piano) - Royal College of Music, London
Bachelor of Music with First-Class Honors - Royal College of Music, London
Trinity LTCL Piano Diploma with Distinction