Pianist Eric Huebner has drawn worldwide acclaim for his performances of new and traditional music since making his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 17. In January 2012 he was appointed pianist of the New York Philharmonic and holds the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Piano Chair. From 2001 through 2012, Huebner was a member of Antares, a quartet comprised of clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. First-prize winner of the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Antares appeared regularly in major chamber music venues throughout the United States and worked closely with many composers on the commissioning of new works for its combination.
A passionate interpreter of the music of our time, Huebner has premiered countless new works and has appeared as soloist and chamber musician across North America, Germany, Japan, and Brazil.
A devoted teacher as well as performer, Huebner is professor of music and chair of the music department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where he maintains a studio of graduate and undergraduate piano majors and minors and teaches courses in 20th century piano music and piano literature. Since the fall of 2014, he has been a member of the adjunct faculty of The Juilliard School, where he teaches a course in orchestral keyboard performance.
Two recent solo releases on New Focus Recordings feature Huebner in works by Schumann, Carter, Stravinsky, and Ligeti. Huebner holds a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal.