ERIC BROMBERGER received his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Literature from UCLA and taught literature and writing courses at Bates College (Lewiston, ME) and San Diego State 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 Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, University of Chicago Presents, San Francisco Performances, La Jolla Music Society, the San Diego Symphony, 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 he has written the liner notes for the Alexander String Quartet’s recent recordings of the quartet cycles of Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Bartók.