Eric Prodger is a bass and tenor trombonist from Ottawa, Canada. He currently holds the bass trombone position with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. On top of that, he maintains an active and diverse freelancing schedule throughout Quebec and Ontario. Eric has completed studies at McGill University, The New England Conservatory, The Glenn Gould School, and The University of Ottawa. His principal teachers have included: James Markey, James Box, Pierre Beaudry, Jeffrey Hall, and Douglas Burden.
As an orchestral musician, Mr. Prodger has performed with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Orchestre Classique de Montreal, The Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, and, The Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke. During his studies, he was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for four seasons which involved several recording sessions and extensive tours across Spain and Canada.
As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in recitals across eastern Canada. Eric was a featured soloist with The Ottawa Youth Orchestra and The Intrada Brass of Oakville. In 2022 he was the first alternate in the prestigious Donald Yaxley Bass Trombone solo competition through the International Trombone Association.
An award-winning bass trombonist, Mr. Prodger was a recipient of The Friends of The National Arts Centre Orchestra Award, The Crabtree Foundation Award, The Sturdevant Prize for Orchestral Excerpts, The Rich Little Endowment Fund, as well as The Jacob Siskund and The Friends of the NAC Orchestra Scholarships.
Eric is a bass trombone artist for the Edwards Instrument Company and has the enormous privilege to perform exclusively on their instruments.
“In music performance, details are everything. Edwards has provided me with an exceptional instrument that grants me complete control over what I do at all times. With their unmatched quality, refining those details has never felt easier nor more enjoyable a process.”