Eric Tinkerhess is a viola da gambist, cellist, composer and musicologist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has a bachelor’s in modern cello from the Oberlin Conservatory, a master’s in viola da gamba from the Paris Conservatory (CNSM) where he studied with Christophe Coin, and a master’s in musicology from the Sorbonne. As a professor he has given master classes at the Huddersfield University (UK) and the Shanghai Conservatory. His compositions have been performed at the Chautauqua Music Festival in New York, the Music Academy of the West in California, and at the Salle Cortot in Paris. He regularly performs with ensembles Flame, Les contre-sujets, Ensemble Consonance, and the Shanghai Camerata, and has also studied with Abby Alwin, Richard Aaron, Amir Eldan, Cathy Meints, Ron Leonard, Jérôme Pernoo, and Guido Balestracci.