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Ilva Eigus

Ilva Eigus was born in Switzerland in 2007. She received her first violin lessons at the age of three and a half from Liana Tretiakova and is still taught by her at the Zakhar Bron School of Music in Zurich. She’s currently a student at the PreCollege of the Zurich University of the Arts and at the K&S Gymnasium Rämibühl. Ilva's exceptional talent was recognized early on, so she has been taught by the renowned violin professor Zakhar Bron since the age of seven. 

She gained further inspiration in master classes from professors and violinists such as Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Hope, Viktor Tretiakov, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Henning Kraggerud, Sayaka Shoji, Boris Garlitsky, Alexandra Soumm, Esther Hoppe, Priya Mitchell, Natalia Lomeiko and the cellist Claire Oppert and pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov. She is also a scholarship holder of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, where she regularly takes part in the intensive weeks and activities of the academy.

Ilva has won multiple 1st prizes at the “Swiss Youth Music Competition” in the solo violin and chamber music categories and has won prizes at renowned international competitions. Most recently, she was awarded the “Golden Nutcracker” at the “XXI International TV Competition” in Moscow in 2020 and won the 2nd prize at the “Wieniawski-Lipinski Violin Competition” in Lublin, Poland in 2021. 

At the age of six, Ilva made her debut at the invitation of the Swiss Foundation for the Promotion of Musically Talented Children. Her orchestral debut – a performance of the Kabalevsky Violin Concerto with a symphony orchestra – followed at the age of eight. In 2017 and 2018, she performed in the Young Artists Concert Series at the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, southern France, becoming the youngest participant in the 70-year history of the Festival de Musique. In 2018, she took part in the Trans-Siberian Art Festival in the world premiere of the Concerto Grosso iGeneration by Swiss composer Daniel Schnyder and in Prokofiev's Cinderella suite with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2021, she made her debut at the Festival Septembre Musical in Montreux-Vevey, the Golden Festival Herrliberg and the Festival Herbst in der Helferei in Zurich. 

Ilva also devotes herself to chamber music with great passion: she regularly performs in a trio with cellist Maxime Grizard, a scholarship holder at the Lichtenstein Music Academy, in Switzerland, Latvia and Germany, among other places. 

Ilva has been playing a modern violin by Peter Greiner since 2022, which was generously made available to her by the master violin maker. 

 

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Born2007
CountrySwitzerland
Homepagewww.ilvaeigus.com
Intensive weeks