Erica Dicker
Emily Manzo

Violinist Erica Dicker works in a wide variety of musical settings, spanning bridges between worlds of orchestral performance and free improvisation. She regularly contributes her talents to orchestras such as the Grand Rapids Symphony and serves as concertmaster of Anthony Braxton’s Trillium/Tri-Centric Orchestra. 

Erica is a founding member of the contemporary chamber music collective Till By Turning, part of Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Quartet, and has premiered works by many composers including Olivia Block, Jason Cady, Tim Daisy, Ryan Ingebritsen, and Katherine Young. An alumnus of Chicago pop institutions Roommate and Kaspar Hauser, she has toured Europe with New York-based rock band I’m In You.

Erica also performs her own music, exploring idiomatic modalities and textures of her instrument. A record documenting her solo music is currently in production.

Erica earned degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM) and the University of Minnesota (MM), and has studied with Gabriel Pegis, Marilyn McDonald, and Jorja Fleezanis. She currently splits her time between Brooklyn and Cincinnati, rocking out wherever she goes on her violin by Franciscus Chaló (Torino,1872).