Eric Gorfain, founder of The Section Quartet, combines classical training and a rock 'n' roll sensibility, distinguishing him as a unique musical talent. Beginning on violin at age four, Eric's life and career have taken many twists and turns, yet always towards a high level of creativity, musicality and versatility.
He’s played his violin with rock gods Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart; pop divas Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Pink; mainstream artists Bryan Adams, Vanessa Carlton and Fiona Apple; soul giants Ray Charles and James Brown; and alternative bands Wilco, Live and A Perfect Circle, just to name a few.
As a string arranger Eric has added his flair to songs by Christina Aguilera, James Blunt, Grant-Lee Phillips, Sam Phillips, Vanessa Carlton, Sean Lennon, Kelly Clarkson, Sierra Swan, Busta Rhymes, Something For Kate and A Perfect Circle.
In addition to writing string arrangements and playing violin as a session musician, Eric has produced Japanese rock bands; composed and produced music for video games and television shows; mixed album projects in such styles as rock, pop, punk, world/Celtic, orchestral and the blues; and even provided music supervision for video games.
As a music student at UCLA, Eric accepted a scholarship to study for a semester in Japan at the Sakuyo Ongaku University. Eventually becoming the first-ever foreign studio violinist in Japan, Eric’s continuing personal and professional relationships take him to Japan every year. He is fluent in Japanese.