Eva Aronian

B.Mus, M.Mus

Born in 1995, Canadian violinist Eva Aronian has been praised as an artist “balancing emotional weight and technical virtuosity […] conveying the music’s power with a persuasiveness matched by few and surpassed by none” [
Culture Spot LA ]. Eva has performed as a soloist and chamber musician across the world and has received prestigious accolades, most recently the 2020/21 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, the 2019/20 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Award, as well as top prizes at the Brookline Symphony Orchestra Competition (2019), Minnesota Orchestra Young Artists Competition (2019) and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Manulife Competition (2016). 

Eva’s diverse range of repertoire in both traditional and contemporary canons has been featured at chamber music festivals including the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland, Ottawa Chamberfest, Dilijan Chamber Music Series, and Yellow Barn. She has performed numerous premieres and has been featured on BBC Radio 3. 

Additional festival and masterclass appearances include the International Musician’s Seminar at Prussia Cove, Four Seasons Chamber Music, Festival Pablo Casals Prades, the Kronberg Academy, and the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop. She has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Roger Tapping, Laurence Lesser, Robert McDonald, Anthony Marwood, Lucy Chapman, Hsin-Yun Huang, the Borromeo String Quartet, as well as the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, among others. 

Eva earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory in 2017 and 2019 respectively, under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein. She served as his teaching assistant from 2017-2018. During her time at NEC, she was an intern for Music for Food, a musician-led initiative founded by Kim Kashkashian, to fight hunger in local communities. She will receive her Artist Diploma with David Takeno in 2021 at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama in London, UK. 

Eva currently plays the c.1700 “Bell” Giovanni Tononi violin on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts. She is also very grateful to the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund for their support. 

Having grown up in Calgary, Eva is a proud alumna of the Academy program at MRU. Her teachers were Fiona Carnie and William van der Sloot. She was a member of the Calgary Youth Orchestra, and performed as a soloist with them as well as with the Calgary Civic Symphony.