Eric Zivian is both a seasoned composer and a performer, having studied composition with Ned Rorem and Oliver Knussen, and piano with Gary Graffman and Peter Serkin. Eric’s compositions have been performed widely in the U. S. and Japan. As a pianist, Eric is a frequent guest artist on the San Francisco Conservatory’s faculty chamber music series and a member of the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Eric and his partner, cellist Tanya Tomkins, comprise the Zivian-Tomkins Duo, an ensemble specializing in music performed on period instruments. Eric is co-artistic director for the new Valley of the Moon Festival in Sonoma.