American pianist Eric Le Van was born in Los Angeles on 14 June 1964. He studied with Earle C Voorhies, graduated from the University of Southern California, and pursued further studies in Switzerland, Germany and France. From 1997-2003 he was artistic director of the Franz Liszt Festival in Alsace, before returning to Los Angeles.
Known for his interpretations of Brahms and Scriabin, he has also recorded music by Liszt and Raff. His CD Exile - Piano Music by Composers with Roots in Two Continents was released in 2013 on the Music & Arts label. Le Van is also an archivist of unusual repertoire, an avid reader of history, literature and philosophy, and an accomplished violinist.
CD Spotlight. Musical Rebellion - Composers displaced by the Third Reich, heard by Howard Smith. '... piano music of singular merit.'
CD Spotlight. A poetic approach - Eric Le Van plays Scriabin mazurkas, reviewed by John Bell Young. '... always elegant, meticulously adjudicated, and discreetly inflected.'