Eugenia’s professional career began following her debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 10 in which she performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Eugenia was born in Russia and immigrated at the age of 7 with her parents to Belgium. Her first teacher was her father. Two years later she entered Rotterdam Conservatory of Music in the class of N. Morozova as a junior student, while continuing under the watchful eye of her parents, both of whom are musicians. At Brussels Conservatory she studied in the class of V. Oistrakh. A year later she started to study with the legendary violin teacher Zakhar Bron at the Cologne University of Music, where she obtained a diploma with the highest distinction. At the same time, she was also resident of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the French violinist and conductor Augustin Dumay. After that she studied in Cologne with Prof Barnabás Kelemen.
Eugenia has received multiple awards and prizes, including the Gold Medal at the Hindemith International Viola Competition. She has been a recipient of the N. Philippart Belgian Foundation Award and winner of the Jeunes Musiciens competition, and she is also laureate of the Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition. Eugenia has had an extraordinary passion for the symphonic repertoire. In 2014–2019, she held the position of first concertmaster at the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, and since then she has had regular collaborations as guest concertmaster with many outstanding orchestras, such as Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, WDR Funkhausorchester, La Monnaie Opera, Belgian National Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Duisburger Philharmoniker and many others. Since 2020, Eugenia has been first concertmaster at the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz. She has performed at numerous festivals, including the Kronberg Festival, Verbier Festival and Interlaken Classics.
Her broad repertoire ranges from baroque to the latest contemporary creations. An avid interpreter of Belgian and French post-romantic composers and a dedicated chamber musician, Eugenia frequently collaborates with her mother Nina Ardashir, a multi-faceted pianist with incredible depth, maturity and creativity. She has received invitations to perform as a soloist and chamber musician all over Europe, Canada, Mexico and Asia on important international stages, including the Konzerthaus Berlin, Palais des Beaux-Arts, The Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen and Cadogan Hall. Her appearances as a soloist include the Belgian National Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Ontario Philharmonic and many others. Eugenia plays on Vincenzo Panormo, Paris 1775.