St. Angela Merici Church would like to congratulate Eric Le Van in his new position as Director of the 11:15 Chorale Choir. Eric is a world-renowned pianist who accompanies singers at all the weekend English Masses. He has performed at major festivals in the United States and Europe, notably the Weimar Franz Liszt Festival and the Beethovenfest in Bonn, as well as the Kennedy Center and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. He holds degrees from the University of Southern California and graduate diplomas from the Musik-Akademie in Basil, Switzerland and the University of Paris, La Sorbonne. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover, Germany.
He has released widely acclaimed recordings with many record labels as well as being the artistic director of the Franz Liszt Festival in Alsace, France from 1997 to 2003. Afterward, he moved back to the United States. He lives in Orange County with his family and has enjoyed being part of the St. Angela community since then. Eric has worked with many singers throughout the years as an accompanist and coach. We are extremely blessed to have Eric and his daughters as part of our musical family here at SAM. So please welcome and congratulate Eric in his new position as Music Director!