Eva Dove, violin

Eva Dove has performed across America in venues from Carnegie Hall to Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, collaborating with the late Lynn Harrell, Toby Appel, Alisa Weilerstein, Jennifer Frautschi, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and faculty members from the Juilliard and Colburn schools.  The Charleston City Paper described her as “dynamic and compelling.”

Hailed for her fierce musicality and leadership, Eva has served in principal chairs of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Shepherd School Opera Orchestra, the Aspen Sinfonietta, and with the Vermont Mozart Festival. 

Eva has also performed with AZ MusicFest under the direction of Robert Moody and with the Strings Festival Orchestra in Steamboat Springs, Colo. She was the recipient of the Summit Music Festival’s Chamber Music Excellence Award and in 2016 was invited to compete in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. 

Eva has performed at music festivals across the country, including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Caroga Lake Music Festival, the Colorado College Music Festival, the Orchestra Institute Napa Valley, and the Montecito International Music Festival. She was invited to serve as concertmaster of San Diego’s summer opera workshop, OperaNeo. 

A longtime student of renowned pedagogue Paul Kantor, Eva received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she received the Starling Foundation scholarship.  During her graduate studies at Rice she was named a Brown Scholar and served on the chamber music faculty of the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. 

She recently served as the chamber music teaching assistant at Arizona State University, where she is working on her doctorate under the mentorship of violinist Jonathan Swartz.  Eva currently teaches at Glendale Community College and through Harmony Project Phoenix.