Eva van Haaften



Eva van Haaften (1992) started playing the violin at the age of 4. Until 2010, Eva studied with Ilona Sie Dhian Ho at the young talent class of the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen. In December 2013 Eva received her Bachelors degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in the USA, where she studied with Mauricio Fuks and Alexander Kerr. She now studies with current concert master of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Liviu Prunaru at the conservatory of Amsterdam.

Eva has won prizes in several competitions: The Haydn Muziek Festival (2000), Iordens viooldagen (2004 and 2006) and at the Prinses Christina Competition (2006 and 2007). In 2009, Eva won the Davina van Wely competition in The Hague.

Eva has been a featured soloist with several orchestras: two seasons with the Haydn Youth Orchestra in 2005 and 2007. In 2005, she performed with the Noord Nederlands Orkest under Jurjen Hempel and in 2010 with the conservatory orchestra of the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen. In December 2010, Eva performed the violin concerto for four violins by Vivaldi together with Janine Jansen, Rosanne Philippens and Amarins Wierdsma at the opening concert of Janine Jansen’s IKFU.

Eva is a member of several chamber music ensembles. With De Strijkersploeg, together with Marlene Hemmer, Christoph Weidmann, Bas Bartels, Karlien Bartels and Florent Maigrot, she regularly performs concerts throughout the Netherlands.

Eva is also a member of the Merian string trio. Together with Nicolas Cobo and Isabel Juarez they regularly perform concerts around The Netherlands and in Spain.

Eva has received masterclasses from Roland Daugareil, Daniel Rowland, Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Koichiro Harada, Shunske Sato and Rudolf Koelman.

Eva plays a Nicholas Lupot and a Johann Stüber bow, given to her on loan by the Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.