Shanghai-born, Auckland-raised Eva Ding is an award-winning flutist and soloist. She is the recipient of the New Zealand National Young Performer Award and various regional Performing Arts Concerto and Overall Recital Awards and was honored as Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Young Soloist of the Year in 2017. She has been awarded scholarships and fellowships from the New Zealand Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia orchestras.
In 2017, Eva made her New York debut with the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra performing Honegger’s “Concerto da Camera”. She was invited back this season to perform Tailleferre’s “Concertino” for Flute, Piano, and Chamber Orchestra. An avid proponent of showcasing contemporary music, she gave the New Zealand premiere of “The Golden Flute” Concerto by Pulitzer-nominated, Chinese composer Chen Yi. Having performed with the Auckland Philharmonia, Auckland Chamber, and Brooklyn Metro Chamber orchestras, Eva is also an accomplished ensemble musician.
Eva received a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music with Robert Langevin, Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic. Prior to that, she gained a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honors from the University of Auckland, under the tutelage of Professor Uwe Grodd.
In her spare time, Eva plays with her poodle Chocco, who adores singing along to her flute practice.