Eva Dove

Eva Dove

Adjunct Facultyeva-dove

Department: Performing Arts

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Campus: Main
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Phone number: (623) 845-3333



Described as “dynamic and compelling” (Charleston City Paper), violinist Eva Dove has performed across America in venues from Carnegie Hall to LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Her recent collaborators include the late Lynn Harrell, Toby Appel, Alisa Weilerstein, Jennifer Frautschi, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and faculty members from the Juilliard and Colburn schools. She was the recipient of the Summit Music Festival’s Chamber Music Excellence Award and in 2016 was invited to compete in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Hailed for her fierce musicality and leadership, Eva has served in principal chairs of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Shepherd School Opera Orchestra, the Aspen Sinfonietta, and with the Vermont Mozart Festival. Recently she was invited to serve as concertmaster of San Diego’s summer opera workshop, OperaNeo.  Eva has also performed with AZ MusicFest under the direction of Robert Moody and with the Strings Festival Orchestra in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Eva has performed at music festivals across the country including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Spoleto Festival USA, the Strings Festival at Steamboat Springs, Caroga Lake Music Festival, the Colorado College Music Festival, the Orchestra Institute Napa Valley, and the Montecito International Music Festival, among others.

A longtime student of renowned pedagogue Paul Kantor, Eva received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as a recipient of the Starling Foundation Scholarship. During her graduate studies at Rice she was named a Brown Scholar and served on the chamber music faculty of the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program. She recently served as the Chamber Music Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University where she is currently working on her doctorate under the mentorship of violinist Jonathan Swartz. Eva currently teaches at Glendale Community College and frequently performs with the Phoenix Symphony and other ensembles across the southwest.