Name: Erik Berg
Hometown: College Park, MD
Who has been your greatest musical influence? My college violin teacher, Eric Rosenblith.
Who are your favorite composers? Beethoven, Brahms.
What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? Science or math.
What’s currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Usually jazz or classics.
Your hobbies and interests: Bowling, baking, biking.
Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: My highest season bowling average was 203.
Funniest concert moment: Derek & Jerek.
Daily practice rituals: Scales, scales, scales.
The question you’re asked most often about your instrument (and your answer): “So what do you do to make a living?” My answer: “Play the violin.”
Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra: I can have a job doing something that is so enjoyable and fun.