Erik Ochsner’s versatility as a conductor has stretched across a broad range of repertoire: from conducting as few as five performers in contemporary and modern works, to leading up to 300 performers in “live to projection” concerts of films like Lord of the Rings, Pixar in Concert, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Erik has appeared with orchestras and ensembles in Adelaide, Albuquerque, Beijing, Indianapolis, Kaohsiung, Leipzig, Melbourne, New York, Ottawa, Reykjavik, Rochester, St. Louis, Shanghai, Stockholm, Tampere, Wellington, and at Wolf Trap.
As Music Director and founder of the SONOS Chamber Orchestra, he leads concerts in not-often heard repertoire, frequently featuring Scandinavian composers. He has conducted SONOS in five world premieres, and eleven U.S. premieres.
His upcoming conducting engagements include Pixar in Concert at the Krakow (Poland) Film Music Festival.
Erik is of American and Finnish descent and a graduate of Dartmouth College. He attended the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors where he studied under Charles Bruck. He studied with the great Baroque specialist Helmut Rilling, and has been a student and assistant of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano.
He currently resides in New York City.