Eric Cyphers


Eric Cyphers began cello at the age of 6 and has since studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and has toured extensively through North America and Europe. As a concerto soloist Eric has appeared with many orchestras playing the major cello repertoire, and has performed for Barak Obama, Pope Francis, and the Dalai Lama. He has played for Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and Lang Lang among other leading musicians.

On the academic side, Eric conducts National Institute of Health funded research on Neuroplasticity. He spends mornings in the Interventional Radiology Angiosuite, and afternoons in the classroom. Once his undergraduate is complete Eric plans to attend medical school to become a Neurosurgeon.

Eric explains the connection between his diverse interests in his Ted talk.