Name: Eric Dochinger
Hometown: Delaware, OH
At what age did you begin playing your instrument? 10
Who have been your greatest musical influences? Richard Kapacinski, Rush and Pink Floyd.
Who are your favorite composers? Only Mahler.
What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? Orthodontist.
What's currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Everything except rap and country music. Example: jazz, fusion, blues, classical, alternative, punk, rock and hair bands.
Your hobbies and interests: Biking, wine collecting (consuming), gardening and cooking.
Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: I fathered twin girls.
Funniest concert moment: Taking the batteries out of "Grunt" (the Philharmonic mascot).
Daily practice rituals: None. I do not have time to practice rituals. I just practice!
Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra: Working with my colleagues in the cello section.