Eric Siepkes was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and began his piano studies as a teenager at City Music Center in Duquesne University's School of Music with Professor Igor Krayevsky.
In 2002, Siepkes began piano performance studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY for his Bachelor of Music Degree, and later continued his studies with Professor Irina Morozova at the Mannes College of Music in NYC. On admission to the Eastman School, he received the George Eastman Grant and the Howard Hanson Scholarship. He also studied harpsichord and organ as a secondary instrument at Eastman, and that experience with predecessors of the modern piano has strongly influenced his approach to early performance practices.
In 2005 he was awarded the Joseph Lawrence Noble Scholarship at Eastman for his pianistic merits . In 2006, he won the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in NYC, and was given the opportunity to perform in a winners recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Siepkes has performed in master classes for Richard Goode, Angela Hewitt, and Natalya Antonova, and has played in chamber music master classes for London Baroque, the Avalon String Quartet, and the Eroica Trio. In 1999 he was featured in a chamber music performance on WQED Radio, Pittsburgh. In 2007 Siepkes was awarded Honorable Mention in the 5 Towns Music & Art Foundation Competition in Long Island, NY.
In 2010 Siepkes co-organized a "Mozart Festival" at the Allegheny River Stone Center for the Arts near Pittsburgh, PA which included educational outreach to local public schools, as well as informal lectures and performances for the general public. In 2013 he organized a series entitled "Meditating Bach", in which he collaborated with fellow artists in performing Bach's Six Sonatas for Violin and Clavier, and gave an informal talk on the influence that Bach's Christian faith had on his compositions.