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.
Articles by Eric C. SimpsonView All
Music February 2018
Pride of Pittsburgh
On the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
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.
Blog Posts by Eric C. SimpsonView All
Aug 07, 2018
Nile & Euphrates by the Adige
On two Verdi operas in Verona’s historic Roman amphitheater.
Jul 30, 2018
Ancients & legends
On the opera in Verona’s gladiatorial arena-turned-theater.
Jul 24, 2018
Carmen at the Caracalla
On the Bizet classic by the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
January 30, 2018
Classical music spring preview with Eric C. Simpson and Jay Nordlinger
Associate Editor Eric C. Simpson and music critic Jay Nordlinger discuss their highlights for the second half of the 2017–18 music season in New York.
Lead-in/lead-out music: J. S. Bach, Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, performed by Eric C. Simpson.
January 17, 2017
Classical Music Spring Preview with Eric C. Simpson & Jay Nordlinger
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.
March 22, 2013
Classical recital: Jules Massenet's
Eric Simpson, violin, and Lawrence Perelman, piano, gave a recital for TNC Friends and Young Friends, including pieces from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Ysaye.