Eva Ghelardi, born in 2000, started to play violin at age 3 with the Suzuki method.
She is now attending the final year of her master studies with Francesca Monego in Novara (ISSM Conservatorio Guido Cantelli), after finishing her bachelor studies with top grades. Eva has won first prize in many national and international violin competitions, and has also attended numerous violin and chamber music masterclasses with wonderful teachers and musicians such as Zakhar Bron, Amiram Ganz, Simone Bernardini, Veronika Eberle, Oliver Kipp. From 2012 to 2017 she has played in FuturOrchestra, an orchestra part of El Sistema, a music-education program created by Maestro José Antonio Abreu and brought in Italy by Maestro Claudio Abbado.
From 2015 to 2017 she took part in the Peter De Grote festival Summer Academy in Groningen where she took violin and chamber music classes with teachers such as Emmy Verhey, Chris Duindam, Moshe Hammer.
In 2018 she won the audition to take part in the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, where she played for two consecutive editions of the festival, after being invited back in 2019. Here she played with renowned soloists Mischa Maisky and Richard Goode, and under the baton of Alain Altinoglu, Ken-David Masur, James Gaffian and Stanislav Kochanovsky.
In 2020 she won the audition to become a member of the EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra) and the GMJO (Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester).