Eric and Catherine Thompson
Piano Duo Polyhymnia
Eric and Catherine perform regularly around the Bay
Area, solo, duet (4 hands, 1 piano), and duo (4 hands, 2 pianos).
Click below to hear short excerpts of past performances.
Concerts coming to Los Medanos College, Pittsburg (early Jan.)
Wahlberg Studios, San Francisco (Jan. 31)
To see/hear excerpts, please click on the
posters on this page. The "French Kiss" poster, the "Wolfie"
poster, and the Lesher Center poster from 2006 each produce pages with
Our "Music and Wine Series"
recitals take place in our home, where we present a full recital in the
salon atmosphere of our living room. Plenty of complimentary food
and wine, and the mixing of guests, create a more relaxed social event,
allowing for a richer musical experience for all. This is how
Liszt and Chopin spent many an evening, and how the solo piano recital
was born! *Coverage
by the Brentwood Press* *Coverage
the Contra Costa Times*
Polyhymnia performs typically twice each year at Los
College where Catherine is engaged as staff accompanist and is a
teacher on faculty.
and his wife Catherine Thompson are a pair of virtuoso pianists whose
duo-piano gems are destined to bring them increasing fame." -- Joyce
Curtis Institute graduate, concert harpist
"Seriousness about the music is not only evident in the couple's
masterful playing but also in their knowledge of the pieces they are
presenting." -- Tim Rios, The
Eric Thompson won the prestigious
Mason and Hamlin Piano Competition for the state of Montana when he was
14 years old. He and Catherine met 5 years later in the studio of
Dorothea Cromley, Billings, MT, and were engaged shortly
thereafter. They received their Bachelors and Masters Degrees in
piano performance, with numerous scholarships and awards, from San
Francisco State University where they studied with William
Corbett-Jones and the late Carlo Bussotti. Catherine is highly sought
after as accompanist throughout the Bay Area, and is staff accompanist
and on faculty at Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA.