" 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.
Alongside her career as a soloist, she devotes herself intensively to chamber music and among her partners are excellent players, such as Julia Fischer, Tatiana Chernichka, Lucas Debargue, Alexandre Kantorow, Marie-Ange Nguci, Jérôme Ducros, Jérôme Pernoo and many others. She is a founding member of the string quartet Quatuor Daphnis (with Ryo Kojima, Violaine Despeyroux and Alexis Derouin).
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. In the 2019 season, she made her Berlin Philharmonie debut playing Bach and Mozart Concertos with the Potsdamer Kammerorchester. In the 2021 pandemic season, she was invited to play a Saint-Saëns program with Orchestre de Paris under the baton of Julien Masmondet in the Philharmonie de Paris.
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.
Eva Zavaro plays a violin by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi generously loaned by the « El Pasito » foundation.