" To tell a story. To move an audience "
This sums up Eva Zavaro’s mission, which she aims to fulfil whenever she gets onto the most prominent concert podia in the world, from France through the USA all the way to China and Japan. Eva Zavaro was born in Paris in 1995 in a musical family and started playing the violin age five. When she was twelve she won the Vatelot-Rampal Competition in Paris and two years later she had a debut with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. These days she ranks among the most prominent French violinists of her generation.
Eva Zavaro studied with Roland Daugareil at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and Julia Fischer at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich.
In 2016 Eva Zavaro received the Georges Enescu Prize from the French Composers Association (SACEM) and in 2018 she was the first prize winner of the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, where she also gained the Vadim Repin Prize for the best Mozart interpretation. In 2021 she was nominated for the french award "Les Victoires de la Musique classique" in the "Revelation" category which broadcasted her performances on a large televion scale.
She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras around the globe including Orchestre de Paris in 2021 for her Paris Philharmonie debut performing Saint-Saëns, Potsdamer Kammerorchester for her Berliner Philharmonie debut performing Bach and Mozart, Prague Philharmonia, Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, Brandenburger Symfoniker to name a few.
Alongside her career as a soloist, she devotes herself intensively to chamber music and among her partners are excellent players, such as Julia Fischer, Lucas Debargue, Alexandre Kantorow, Marie-Ange Nguci, Jérôme Ducros, Jérôme Pernoo and many others. She is a member of the Trio Hélios since 2023.
She performed at festivals such as Sommets Musicaux in Swiss Gstaad, Mecklenbourg-Vorpommern Festpiele in Germany, at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, « Rencontres Musicales d’Évian » Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival and at Valery Gergiev’s « White Nights » Festival at the Mariinsky Theater Saint-Petersburg.
Eva Zavaro plays an italian violin named "Le Bel Inconnu" made by Nicolo Amati and Antonio Stradivari which is generously loaned to her.