Eva-Christina Schönweiß

Eva-Christina Schönweiß is the principal second violinist of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO). She is also a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, where she has taught since 2000. Her students have positions in such well-known orchestras as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, the Dresden Philharmonic and the DSO. In conjunction with her teaching, she gives courses and concerts throughout Europe and elsewhere. She is internationally active as a soloist and chamber musician. Her musical career is enriched through many chamber performances in various ensembles, particularly a duo with harp (CD Poésie, Auf dem Weg and Beintus Suite Le Petit Prince with the DSO under Kent Nagano) and as the first violinist of the Niccolo Quartet. She received degrees with honours both from the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, where she studied with Gerhart Hetzel, and from the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, where she studied with Dorothy Delay and Kurt Sassmannshaus. She obtained further important impulses from Igor Ozim, Walter Forchert, the LaSalle and Tokyo string quartets and from many inspiring colleagues and projects led by first-class conductors with the DSO. In Estonia she performed Rebecca Saunders’ violin concerto with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in Tallinn as part of the festival AFEKT in 2018.