A violinist since age four, Mr. Simpson is active in New York and beyond as a music critic, contributing regularly to The New York Classical Review. His writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Hopkins Review.
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Music November 2016
On a piano & cello concert at the Wigmore Hall and a performance of Don Giovanni by the English National Opera.
Music January 2016
On Gil Shaham’s J. S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas.
Books November 2013
The conservative activist
A review of If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, National Review, and the Conservative Movement by David B. Frisk
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Music Feb 02, 2016
Jaap van Zweden; photo by Marco Borggreve, courtesy IMG Artists The New York Philharmonic is in the midst of a major facelift—they have already brought in a new Concertmaster and Chairman, and by 2021 they will have a new Music Director and more or less a new concert hall, as well. Writing in this space last week, my good friend Jay Nordlinger praised the Philharmonic’s announcement that the Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden will become the orchestra’s twenty-sixth music director, beginning in the 2018–19 season.
Jan 17, 2017
New Criterion Associate Editor Eric C. Simpson and music critic Jay Nordlinger preview New York’s spring 2017 season. Intro/extro: Fuga from J. S. Bach’s Sonata in C major for solo violin, performed by Eric C. Simpson.
Mar 22, 2013
Eric Simpson, violin, and Lawrence Perelman, piano, gave a recital for TNC Friends and Young Friends, including pieces from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Ysaye.