ERIC BROMBERGER received his M. A. and Ph.D. in American Literature from UCL A and taught literature and writing courses at Bates College (Lewiston, ME) and San Diego State University. He was a Fulbright nominee and recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at Yale University. A violinist, he joined the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra in 1980 and began writing the orchestra’s program notes the following year. Those notes drew the attention of presenters and performers, and soon he was able to quit his day job and devote himself to his first love, music. He is presently program annotator for the Minnesota Orchestra, Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, University of Chicago Presents, San Francisco Performances, La Jolla Music Society, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival, and others. He is frequently asked by performers to provide program notes: David Finckel, cellist of the Emerson Quartet, asked him to write the notes for Finckel’s recital at Wigmore Hall in London, and the Alexander Quartet used his notes for their performance of the complete cycle of Beethoven quartets in New York City and the complete Shostakovich cycle in San Francisco and New York.