Northern Minnesota native Eric Haugen has had a passion for playing the cello since the age of 3. Eric’s
diverse musical experiences include performing internationally as the cellist of the Ajax Quartet (2016-
19), recording as a member of pop/folk band Bareland on debut EP, Home (2018), and debuting dozens of
new works by contemporary composers as a part of Pendulum New Music concert series, Boulder
Altitude Directive, and Fresh Inc Festival. Most recently Haugen was performing as a cellist for Lincoln
Center Stage, through Holland America Cruise Line in 13 countries across the globe. He has studied
extensively with renowned pedagogues including Richard Aaron, David Requiro, the Takács Quartet,
Jupiter Quartet, and Pacifica Quartet.