Eric Wen

Core Studies, Musical Form & Analysis, Music History Electives, Young Artists Initiative

Eric Wen began his musical training as a violinist before attending Columbia and Yale universities. He studied music theory and analysis with Carl Schachter and was awarded a research fellowship at Cambridge University in England in 1986.

Before returning to the United States, Mr. Wen lived in London, where he served as editor of The Strad and the Musical Times, as well as director and executive producer at Biddulph Recordings. Mr. Wen specializes in the analysis of tonal music, and has published numerous articles in the field of Schenkerian analysis, as well as a book entitled Structurally Sound (Dover, 2017). He has also edited a number of violin publications, and serves as principal editor of violin music for Carl Fischer Music Publishers.

In addition to his academic career, Mr. Wen is an independent CD producer, working with such artists as Aaron Rosand, Gil Shaham, Oscar Shumsky, Arnold Steinhardt, Maxim Vengerov, and Pinchas Zukerman, as well as the Guarneri and Tokyo quartets.

Mr. Wen joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1999.