The Kennedy Center

Eric Shin


Eric Shin was appointed Principal Percussionist of the National Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Previously, he was acting Principal Percussionist of the Detroit Symphony and Principal Percussionist of the Honolulu Symphony. He has also performed with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Ojai Music Festival, amongst many others.

A recipient of The Cloyd Duff Scholarship, Mr. Shin received his bachelors degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Richard Weiner and Paul Yancich. Upon graduation, Mr. Shin was awarded the Bruce Collie Award for percussion excellence at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He went on to pursue graduate studies at The Juilliard School with Greg Zuber. As a student, Mr. Shin participated in the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, and National Orchestral Institute.

Eric Shin is a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Music and a performing artist and clinician for Yamaha Musical Instruments, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo drumheads, Grover Pro Percussion, and Innovative Percussion.

Upcoming Events

  • NSO Music for Young Audiences: <em>Beauty and the Beat</em> NSO Music for Young Audiences: Beauty and the Beat

    See NSO principal second violinist Marissa Regni and NSO principal percussionist Eric Shin in an exciting new program exploring the magic created when the violin and percussion join together. Ages 3+

Eric Shin