About Eric P
Get to know Eric P
As a bassist, Polenik has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006 and in 2011 joined the group Gibbs and Main. Polenik can be heard on Gibbs and Main's CD Terra Nova (available on iTunes) and has performed and been interviewed on Rochester's classical music radio station WXXI. As a proponent of new music Polenik has premiered dozens of new compositions including being part of 9 premieres in 2012 alone.
Polenik has a Master in Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with James VanDemark and Robert Zimmerman, the former Principal Bassist of the RPO. Polenik received his Bachelor in Music from Duquesne University studying with Jeffrey Turner and composition with David Stock and David Cutler.