Eric KutzVioloncello

Eric Kutz


Grand Forks, ND

Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival


Where did you study?

The Juilliard School and Rice University

Career highlight?

My wife and I played at Carnegie Hall as a piano/cello ensemble

Who is your all-time favorite performer?

Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich

Cubs or Sox?

Sox! I live in Hyde Park and was just at a game yesterday!

Can you share any memorable stories about your experience with the Grant Park Music Festival?

We play a lot of practical jokes in the cello section…let’s see…putting Vaseline on Steven Houser’s music stand before a concert.