Juilliard-trained pianist Eric Himy is particularly well-known for his elegant and dramatic interpretations of works by Maurice Ravel, having performed numerous all-Ravel concerts throughout France and at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.
"His playing is distinguished by extreme technical fluency, clean voicings even in the most efferverscent moments, exciting rhythmic crimping, and in La Valse and Gaspard (especially the final movement Scarbo) a truly grand sweep. Himy takes no passage for granted; without exaggeration or preciousness, he does something with each phrase that brilliantly sets up the next one."—Turok's Choice
"Himy has an awesome technique and musicianship."—Washington Post
"Precision, beauty, and surface polish characterize Eric Himy's superb way with Ravel's piano music. Himy's elegant, highly articulated pianism was made for the five Miroirs, where each phrase and textural strand resonates with breathtaking clarity. Alborada del gracioso particularly clicks its hot heels to the tune of Himy's stinging, sultry accents. The same praise applies to Scarbo (the third and final movement of Gaspard de la nuit), a performance that manages to be both menacing and nimble at the same time…. By contrast, the Pavane's inner lines are assertively and steadily projected, and similarly for the Habanera and Menuet."—Classics Today