Eric Plutz, our guest accompanist for Heavenly Harmony on May 13, is University Organist at Princeton University where his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the Chapel, Academic Ceremonies, solo concerts and accompanying the Chapel Choir in services and concerts. He also coordinates the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel. In addition, Mr. Plutz is rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ, as well as Princeton Pro Musica.
Mr. Plutz, who “performs with gusto, flair, clarity, and strong yet pliant rhythmic control (James Hildreth, The American Organist),” has two solo recordings to his credit, both on the Pro Organo label: Music Héroïque and Carnival. Two future recordings are planned as well. As an organ concert soloist, Mr. Plutz has concertized across the United States and abroad, including Salzburg, Austria (Franziskanerkirche), Philadelphia (Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s, Center City), New York City (Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Cathedral of St. John the Divine), Washington, DC (Washington National Cathedral), and West Point, NY (Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy). He has been a featured artist at two Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (Region III in 2007, Regions I & II in 2011), and was a featured performer for the 2007 American Handel Society Conference. At the 2010 National AGO Convention in Washington, DC Mr. Plutz performed twice, in collaboration with two local groups.
Recent performances include two tape-delay solo concerts and a live broadcast of an all-Bach concert on WWFM, and a Verizon Hall appearance under the baton of Helmuth Rilling. In addition, his playing has been broadcast on WRTI’s Wanamaker Organ Hour and NPR’s “Pipedreams.”