Eric’s passion for early music was inspired by the late David Munrow amongst others. He has been an early woodwind player for many years and has performed with a number of ensembles. His particular interest in the music of the late renaissance, especially the often overlooked dance repertoire, led him to form Piva in 2002.
He is an internationally renowned maker and researcher in the field of historic woodwind instruments from the Renaissance period. He provides many of the instruments played by the group and is responsible for creating many of the musical arrangements.
Eric plays curtal, bagpipes, recorder, shawm, rauschpfeife and crumhorn.