Eve is a skilled and friendly Scottish violinist living and working in the UK.
Eve Kennedy began playing the violin when she was seven years old. In 2005, she was awarded the Ernest Boden/Erskine Orr scholarship to study at the junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), where she studied with Jerre Gibson for four years. Eve moved on to study at the senior school of the RCS and graduated in summer 2013. She was awarded a scholarship from the Sir James Caird Trust in 2014, enabling her to pursue her studies with renowned violinist and teacher Simon Fischer. An experienced orchestra musician, Eve has led the RCS Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, NYOS Futures Orchestra and Camerata Scotland, as well as participating in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in 2014 and 2015. Eve was a recipient of the 2012 John McNulty prize for orchestral and string playing at the RCS. She has toured Europe with both the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester and l’Orchestre Français des Jeunes and in 2012, was made an Orchestral Fellow of the Texas Music Festival Orchestra. In addition, she was invited to work with the professional chamber orchestra, l’Orchestre de Picardie in northern France. Other orchestral projects include apprenticeship work and side-by-side performances with the orchestra of Scottish Opera, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Academy-of-St.-Martin-in-the-Fields. In 2016, Eve became a member of the Southbank Sinfonia – a professional London-based chamber orchestra. She had the pleasure of leading the Southbank Sinfonia at Glyndebourne Opera in the highly-acclaimed performances of the contemporary opera, “Nothing”, by David Bruce. In October of this year, Eve will perform as a soloist alongside the Southbank Sinfonia as a prizewinner of the Derek Butler Concerto Competition. Eve is a skilled chamber musician and has given many violin and piano duo recitals. Most recently, Eve performed live on the BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” programme and led a string quartet in a recital at the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. She has also performed extensively with the Astrid String Quartet, of which she was a founding member. The ensemble were recipients of the 2012 Mable Glover String Quartet Prize (RCS). They have performed widely throughout Scotland, and in 2013 gave a number of concert performances in Saudi Arabia. The quartet gave their Usher Hall debut in September 2013 in association with Live Music Now. Eve has enjoyed playing alongside well-known musicians from both the classical and pop music spheres such as Nicola Benedetti, Christian Zacharias, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Ben Folds and Rod Stewart. Eve plays a French violin made in the late 19th Century by Paul Bailly.
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