Eric Christian von Fricken is a Brooklyn based pianist and composer. Eric had a very early introduction to music beginning his classical piano studies at the age of 4 in Albany, New York at The Music Studio, where he studied until he was 18. From a musical history, Eric's family lineage traces back to Ernestine von Fricken, to whom Robert Schumann was once engaged and dedicated much of his music to. Both Carnaval which dedicates her place of origin (Asch), and his Symphonic Études, Op. 13, which began as a theme and sixteen variations by Baron von Fricken, Ernestine's father. In the early 2000's Eric began to immerse himself in composition inspired by the traditional romantic composers. Afterwards Eric went on to study Film Scoring at Berklee College of music with a minor in conducting. Graduating in 2015 Eric went on to live in Los Angeles briefly before moving to Brooklyn. Eric has done extensive travels around the world which inspire most of his music. Most frequently Eric spends time in Paris where he lived briefly between Los Angeles and Brooklyn. The home of composers and artists such as Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, and Satie, which greatly inspire his compositions and performance techniques. Eric is currently in the process of writing and recording his first album for solo piano to be released in early 2019.