Edward Eikner attended Baylor University on a Van Cliburn scholarship and did all his graduate work at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He studied in Europe on a Fulbright grant and is at present enjoying an exciting and diverse career.
His appearances as recitalist, soloist with symphony orchestras, and as chamber musician have taken him around the globe with sensational reviews to his credit from New York, Paris, London, Vienna, Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow, and Buenos Aires. With performances in Australia last season, his artistry has been enjoyed on five continents. Collaborating with many of the finest musicians of the day, he enjoys exploring lesser known music (Brazilian, Spanish, Greek, Chinese) as well as the main-stream repertoire.
He has found time to teach and perform in international music festivals in the United States, South America and Europe. He is based in Georgia, where he is the Comer Professor of Fine Arts at Wesleyan College. His first three CDs have been best sellers. The future holds many more performances in this country, Europe, South America and Asia.
Eikner is the recipient of an Arts Alliance award for his distinguished contribution to the arts in the Southeast and he has received similar awards in other countries.