Toronto’s Eric Stein is a multi-instrumental musician (mandolin, bass, cimbalom) and a leading figure in Canada’s World, Folk and Jewish-roots music scenes. He is founder/leader of the innovative klezmer/world fusion group Beyond the Pale, with whom he has performed across North America, Europe, Brazil and Australia and released four award-winning CDs. Eric also leads the Brazilian choro ensemble Tio Chorinho, is a member of the international supergroup the Ger Mandolin Orchestra, and has performed with a number of other leading world, folk and classical artists, including Socalled, Theodore Bikel, Flory Jagoda, MIke Marshall, Avi Avital, and various Canadian chamber groups and symphonies. Eric is Artistic Director of Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival, one of the world’s largest celebrations of Jewish music and culture. Eric remains close to his roots in classic rock and folk music through his work with the unique acoustic trio King Harvest, and with rock outfits Eat a Peach and Electric Meat. For more information about Eric's various projects visit this page.
2019-02-14 - Listen to Tio Chorinho live on KPFK FM in Los Angeles, kicking off our California tour
2018-12-03 - Have a listen to Eric's Hanukah playlist on CBC's Metro Morning
2018-11-28 - Eric speaks to Mike and Jean in the morning on Classical 96FM, about Tio Chorinho and the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra