“Sessler's String Quartet, was full of reverberations and refractions on optimism and sincerity, and the same kind of American vibe that infused Barber.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“Eric Sessler may prove to be the American composer of his generation capable of linking together the contrasting strains of post-romantic melody and harmony with the post-modern manipulations of Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, John Adams and others.” Broad Street Review

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Eric Sessler’s distinctive compositions are an accessible and highly engaging blend of classical music infused with elements drawn from popular music. His novel creative methods utilize the guitar as a conduit for creativity-the result being adapted and manipulated to form music that ranges from solo to chamber, vocal and orchestral works. He has been commissioned by a wide range of musicians, including the Dover Quartet, flutists Jeffrey Khaner and Bonita Boyd; organist Alan Morrison; guitarists Jason Vieaux and David Starobin; harpist Katerina Englichová; oboist Vilém Veverka; and the Cincinnati and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestras.

Eric Sessler’s Shift and Riff (Guitar Quartet)

Animated graphical score by Stephen Malinowski:

The Curtis Session

New recording featuring the Dover Quartet performing Dreams from life awake is now available via Amazon, iTunes, and streaming services :

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