Cellist Eric Sung is the Principal of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. He has studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music, University of Southern California, and the Juilliard School. His principal teachers have been Stephen Geber, David Geber, Ronald Leonard, Fred Sherry, and Lynn Harrell.
An avid chamber musician, Eric has performed at the Taos, Sarasota, Scotia, Sky Meadows, Kent/Blossom, Aspen, Tanglewood, and San Luis Obispo Mozart Festivals. Sung studied with members of the American, Cleveland, Orion, Takacs, and Guarneri String Quartets and has performed in concert with the California E.A.R. Unit, Duke String Quartet, Joshua Bell, Stephen Copes, Alexander Kerr, John Graham, Lawrence Dutton, and Jeffrey Kahane. Eric is currently a member of the San Francisco Cello Quartet.
Eric has been heard as soloist with the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Saratoga Symphony and the Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra. He has participated in the New York String Seminar, Piatigorsky Seminar and has attended the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestra Institute, Pacific Music Festival and Verbier Festivals.
He was a member of the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and was Assistant Principal of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Eric has served as Acting/Guest Principal of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.