Eric Varion teaches tuba and conducts orchestras at the Saint-Etienne Conservatory. Holder of the Diplôme de Formation Supérieure du C. N. S. M de Paris in Tuba, he also obtained a first prize in chamber music.
As orchestral musician, he is the principal tuba at the Saint- Etienne Opera and regularly collaborates with the greatest national orchestras. A studio musician, he records notably with CALI and the band "ELZEF". From 2009 to 2013, he is artistic director of the « Festival Cuivres en Dombes ».
Passionate about conducting, he perfected his skills in contact with Hervé Klopfenstein and Ylian Mashkevitch. Apart from his missions at the Conservatoire de St Etienne, he is a regular guest of the SYLF and the EOC.
He thus approaches a wide repertoire, from opera to contemporary music through the symphonic repertoire or works with choirs.