Violinist Eva Þórarinsdóttir will be appearing at our Summer Festival this year. We caught up with her to find out more.

Eva Þórarinsdóttir, violin

What is your favourite piece of music?
I love anything by Bach. I also adore Bartok and Prokofiev and the sound world that they create within their music. My favourite piece at the moment is the second movement of Bartok’s Divertimento for strings. It’s incredibly dark with flashes of the most extraordinary beauty.

What, or who, inspired you to become a musician?
My dad. He was the one that put a violin in my arms when I was 3 years old and is to blame for my career in music. He is a wonderful Jazz pianist and I grew up listening to him and his old vinyl records of Bill Evans.

What are you most looking forward to at this year’s festival?
Playing some gorgeous chamber music with wonderful friends! it doesn’t get much better than that.

Which orchestras or ensembles have you’ve played with?
I am currently a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic but I often go back to guest lead with my previous family, the Hallé. I also moonlight with Aurora Orchestra and Manchester Collective occasionally!

Funniest / most embarrassing moment in music?
I honestly can’t tell you what happened.


You can find out more about our Summer Festival by visiting our website, or buy tickets now from Ticketsource.