About Eric Coutts
Eric started study for a PhD in musicology at King’s College London in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Cliff Eisen. His research is focused on the impact of commercial and legal influences on eighteenth-century musical life in London. After completion of his dissertation, expected in 2024, Eric plans to research Mozart’s three visits to Paris.
Eric’s legal and financial background provides valuable experience to support his research. After a year as Assistant Lecturer in Law at the University of Paris II, he qualified as a solicitor in the City of London with Slaughter and May. He moved to Goldman Sachs in 1993, working in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring, and in 2007 joined Citigroup, where he was Citi Country Officer and Head of Banking, France. He returned to London in 2014, where he was Chief Executive of Edmond de Rothschild UK until 2019.
A Senior Harris Scholar of Downing College, Cambridge, Eric holds an MA Hons. (Cantab.) in Law, a BA Hons. (Open) in Humanities with Music and an MA Hons. (King’s College London) in Eighteenth-Century Studies.