Eva Þórarinsdóttir (Thorarinsdottir )was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, and began playing the violin at the age of three.
In 1998 she was offered a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School where she was taught by Maciej Rakowski and gave numerous performances as a soloist and chamber musician at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Fairfield Hall and the Barbican Centre, before going on to perform with various orchestras throughout the UK and Europe.
Eva graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2010 with an International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance and was awarded numerous prizes for solo performances as well as chamber music.
Eva appeared as a soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican performing Max Richter’s ‘Memoryhouse’ to a sold out audience and has also performed concertos with other acclaimed orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata, Odense Symphony Orchestra and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.
Recently a Nordic Soloist Prize finalist, Eva has also been a prize winner in numerous International Violin Competitions including the 3rd prize as well as the Audience Prize in the prestigious International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition in 2012.
Whilst pursuing her solo career, Eva currently holds the position of Principal 2nd at the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester.
Eva plays on an 1845 Joseph Rocca violin, previously owned by the great Alfredo Campoli.