Eric Crees joined the London Symphony Orchestra in 1973 as co-principal trombone. In the year 2000 he joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as principal trombone. Eric is professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and is one of the most distinguished conductors and arrangers of brass music. Musical Director of the London Symphony Orchestra Brass, he has worked with some of the finest brass ensembles and brass bands.
Eric is in great demand internationally, both as a conductor and coach, and has worked with major professional and youth orchestras in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Holland, France, USA and Japan. As an educationalist he was strongly involved in the LSO's Education Department as well as the Performance and Communication Dept. at the Guildhall School; Eric has directed many educational projects, including one based in London, Paris and Vienna alongside Pierre Boulez.