Eva Bindere

Country: Latvia

The award-winning violinist Eva Bindere comes from a well-known family of musicians. During her musical studies in Riga, she was awarded a scholarship to study in Dallas with Eduard Schmieder and later on in City of Basel Music Academy in Switzerland where she studied with Raphael Oleg, as well as with Hatto Beyerle and Valther Levin in their renowned chamber music course.

In 1997, when Gidon Kremer founded Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, Eva became its first concertmaster and led the orchestra for fifteen years. With Kremerata, she traveled around the world, regularly performing as a soloist and duo partner with Gidon Kremer. One of their discs, "After Mozart” was awarded a Grammy. She also performed in string quartet “Euphonia” together with her Kremerata colleagues.

Eva has been the guest leader of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra,  Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Sinfonietta Basel. She has also led Kammerorchester Basel, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Camerata Bern and Moscow Soloists in collaboration projects.

Eva Bindere has special affinity for chamber music making and has performed in partnership with Pierre Amoyal, Renaud Capucon, Hagen Quartet, Boris Garlitsky, Antoine Tamestit, Maxim Rysanov, Gerard Causse, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Yo Yo Ma, Gautier Capucon, Mario Brunello, Boris Pergamenshikov, Katia Skanavi, Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Stadtfeld, Alexander Melnikov and Martin Helmchen.

Since 2008, Eva is a professor and beloved lecturer in Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. She also juries international competitions, teaches in Accademia Perosi Biella, and gives regular masterclasses in Collegium Music Schloss Pommersfelden and Järvi String Academy.

In 2017, Eva was honoured with the Latvian Grand Music Award, the highest state recognition in the field of music.

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