Eric Plewinski is an active freelance percussionist and educator in the DC/MD/VA area. He currently is principal percussionist of the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra. Eric can be heard on multiple recordings with Inscape on the Sono Luminus label and an upcoming recording on the NAXOS label. In 2019, he served as acting principal percussion of the Charlottesville Opera Orchestra.
His performance schedule included such groups as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Virginia Opera, Washington Chorus, Congressional Chorus, and the New Orchestra of Washington. Eric has participated in multiple summer festivals including the National Orchestral Institute and four summers at the AIMS festival in Graz, Austria. Eric can be heard on multiple recordings with Inscape on the Sono Luminus label.
Eric is currently on faculty at Washington College and coaches various high school percussion programs in the Fairfax, VA school district.
Eric received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Florida and his Master of Music degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Outside of performing and teaching music, Eric enjoys stand-up paddleboarding, golf, and sailing his 1973 Bristol 30 sailboat "Puffin," on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife.