Eva Aronian, violin
“Violinist Eva Aronian’s performance was a veritable how-to in balancing emotional weight and technical virtuosity [...] while simultaneously illuminating the textures with utmost fidelity, conveying the music’s power with a persuasiveness matched by few and surpassed by none.” -Culture Spot LA
Born in 1995 in Montreal, Canada, violinist Eva Aronian is a winner of the 2018/19 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, and has been awarded 3rd prize at the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artists Competition (2019), 2nd prize at the 2016 OSM (Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal) Manulife Competition; other awards include 1st prize in the Canadian Music Competition, 1st prize in the 2015 "Città di Barlassina" Soloists and Orchestra Competition, and the Borromeo String Quartet’s Guest Artist Award. She has performed extensively across Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, and Norway.
An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with Kim Kashkashian, Roger Tapping, Laurence Lesser, Robert McDonald, Anthony Marwood, Lucy Chapman, Hsin-Yun Huang, the Borromeo String Quartet, and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, among others, as well as being invited to perform at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland, Ottawa Chamberfest, Dilijan Chamber Music Series, and Yellow Barn. Other festivals attended include IMS Prussia Cove, Four Seasons Chamber Music, Pablo Casals Festival, the Kronberg Academy, and the Perlman Music Program. She has performed numerous premieres (including the North American premiere of Jörg Widmann’s Oktett), and in such halls as Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Zipper Hall LA, Montreal’s Maison Symphonique, Milan’s Teatro dal Verme, and the Kimmel Centre.
She earned her undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory in 2017 studying with Donald Weilerstein. She was Professor Weilerstein’s teaching assistant during the 2017/2018 school year, and is currently working towards completing her master’s degree in 2019.
Eva plays on a c. 1700 Giovanni Tononi violin on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts, upon being selected as a winner of their triennial Instrument Bank Competition.