Eric Maul has enjoyed a wild and unorthodox career as a flutist, appearing as a recitalist, chamber musician, freelance flutist, and teacher. He has performed in concert halls such as the Meyerhoff and Jordan Hall. He can be heard on numerous recordings on the Naxos label. Eric is a founding member of Encanto Ensemble; a unique ensemble consisting of soprano, flute, harp, and viola. In the past, he premiered works by composers Joshua Armenta, Frances Pollack, Douglass Buchanan, and Stephen Yip.
Eric studied with the Heifetz of the flute Marina Piccinini, American Treasure Paula Robison, and the piccolo pioneer, 40 year soloist of the Baltimore Symphony, Laurie Sokoloff. He holds degrees from the Peabody Institute (BM) and New England Conservatory (MM).
All this came to a rather abrupt halt when Eric decided he needed to put the flute away and ask himself some hard questions. It was a decision that allowed him to take the time he needed to think, process, and begin recovering from his HIV+ diagnosis.
That was in 2016.
After a three year hiatus and a move to Provincetown, MA, to reflect on my life Eric has collaborated with queer artists like Brian Calhoon and his Marimba Cabaret, the gay folksinging duo Donnolly and Richardson, singer-song writer Zoë Lewis, and Thirsty Burlington, famed Cher-impersonator. He was featured on John Thomas Great Music on Sundays@5, playing with harpsichordist Fred Jodry and recorder player Roxanne Layton