Eric Bates

Instrument: Violin

Education: Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Hometown: Ringgold

Neighborhood: Loveland

Joined the CSO in 1996

Professional experiences: Shreveport Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Inspiration as a musician: I draw inspiration from my colleagues and audience members.

Favorite Orchestral Work: Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

Current playlist: Steven Wilson, Matt Berninger, Kurt Vile, Guided by Voices

Favorite things to do in Cincinnati? Shakespeare Theater. Going to Boca/Sotto. Exploring the many great record shops and used bookstores.

What activities/organizations are you involved in outside of the CSO? Concert Nova, My band “Turnsole” Volunteer at Our Daily Bread

Hobbies: I sing and play guitar/write songs for my band Turnsole. I like to write books and short stories. Running. Cooking.

Fun fact about Eric: I am a singer/songwriter.

Oddest practice quarters: The bathroom.

How can the Orchestra make the world a better place?: Nothing connects people like music, and the Orchestra is the peak of musical and spiritual connection.