A native of Bulgaria, Eric Akif holds a B.A. degree from the Academy of Music and Dance, Plovdiv and a M.A. degree from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Flushing Town Hall, Queens Auditorium in New York; Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Jomie Jazz Center, Keith-Albey Theatre in Huntington, WV; the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria and many other venues. As a jazz vocalist, Eric Akif has shared stage with American Jazz icons such as Myrna Lake, Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, Renee Manning, Donald Smith and Norman Pors. Currently, Mr. Akif is actively performing with jazz pianist Elaine Kim and guitarist John Henry Sheridan in New York City.
Mr. Eric Akif has joined the faculty of the Piano School of NYC in 2011.