Eva Bindere

The award-winning Latvian violinist Eva Bindere comes from a well-known family of musicians. During her musical studies in Riga, she was awarded a scholarship to study in Dallas with Eduard Schmieder and later on in City of Basel Music Academy in Switzerland where she studied with Raphael Oleg, as well as with Hatto Beyerle and Valther Levin in their renowned chamber music course.
In 1997, when Gidon Kremer founded Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, Ms Bindere became its first concertmaster and led the orchestra for fifteen years. With Kremerata, she traveled around the world, regularly performing as a soloist and duo partner with Gidon Kremer. Disc “After Mozart” where Ms Bindere is also a soloist received a Grammy award. She also performed in string quartet “Euphonia” together with her Kremerata colleagues.
Ms Bindere has been the guest leader of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Sinfonietta Basel. She has also led Kammerorchester Basel, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Camerata Bern and Moscow Soloists in collaboration projects. She recently took on the role of concertmaster of the East West Chamber orchestra which is a part of Yuri Bashmet festival in Minsk., and she also lead the orchestra during the recording of the two latest cds for Naxos featuring Mieczyslav Weinberg's 4 Symphonies. Moreover she was the leader of second violins of Camerata Tchaikovsky, a London based group led by violinist Yuri Zhislin. Ms Bindere has special affinity for chamber music making and has performed in partnership with Pierre Amoyal, Renaud Capucon, Hagen Quartet, Boris Garlitsky, Antoine Tamestit, Maxim Rysanov, Gerard Causse, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Yo Yo Ma, Gautier Capucon, Mario Brunello, Boris Pergamenshikov, Katia Skanavi, Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Stadtfeld, Alexander Melnikov and Martin Helmchen.
One of the most important aspects of Ms Bindere’s current activity is performing with fellow Latvian musicians - the first cello of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Kristina Blaumane and the brilliant pianist Reinis Zarins with whom she founded Trio Palladio. The Trio had a critically acclaimed debut in the Wigmore Hall and their first album featuring music by a world famous composer Peteris Vasks has been recently released on Ondine. In April 2020, the album has been chosen as one of the Gramophone magazine Editor's Choice records.
Since 2008, Ms Bindere is a professor in Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music. She also juries international competitions and gives regular masterclasses in Collegium Musicum Schloss Pommersfelden and Järvi String Academy.
In 2017, a collaboration with Accademia Perosi in Biella, Italy, began, and Ms Bindere started giving a chamber orchestra/ensemble playing course as an invited professor there. In March 2017 Ms Bindere was honoured with the Latvian Grand Music Award, the highest state recognition in the field of music.