About Eva

Violinist Eva Stegeman stands out because of her immense diversity. As a soloist she performs with ensembles and orchestras in the Netherlands and abroad. As a director she often leads chamber orchestra's and large ensembles from the first chair without conductor. As a chamber musician Eva enjoys a high international reputation and she performs all over the world in in different ensembles. She artistic director of the International Chamber Music Festival in The Hague, which she herself founded is 2003 - a festival renowned for its outstanding artistic quality and innovative programming. She is an active (chamber) music teacher and jury member of violin and chamber music contests throughout Europe. Her repertoire reaches from early baroque to contemporary music and cross-over.



European Union Chamber Orchestra

Sinfonia Rotterdam

Orfeo Orchester Budapest

Combattimento Consort

Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss

Bielefelder Symphoniker


Photo: Joris Jan Bos


Stegeman regularly appears as a soloist with orchestras such as the Sinfonia Rotterdam, the Orfeo Orchester Budapest, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the Bielefelder Symphoniker and Combattimento Consort Amsterdam.


Concert master & director


Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein

Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra

Radio Kamer Filharmonie

Casco Phil


Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn

Georgisches Orchester Ingolstadt

Sinfonia Rotterdam (first concert master)

Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt

Noord Nederlands Orkest

Junge Philharmonie Frankfurt RheinMein

Philharmonie Zuidnederland

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (guest principal 2nd)


Photo: Eva directing EUCO at Bath Festival 2015, Julian Foxon

Concert master & director

Since 2003 Eva Stegeman has worked as a director of the European Union Chamber Orchestra, which performs always without conductor. IIn 2007, Stegeman lead and directed a series of full-staged performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Thansau, Germany.

As concert master, she regularly appears with orchestras such as the Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Casco Phil (Belgian Chamber philharmonic), the Northen Dutch Symphony Orchestra, the Brabant Orchestra, the Orchestra from the East, and the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss. For the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra she is a regular concert master of the 2nd chair). From 2007 untill 2012 she was the first concert master of Sinfonia Rotterdam.

During festivals Eva leads ad-hoc-formations and chamber orchestras (without conductor), whereof she forges close and passionate ensembles in a very short period of time.


Festival director


International Chamber Music Festival The Hague

20 - 24 April 2016:

'Playing with Fire!'

Festival director

Stegeman is founder (2003) and artistic director of the annual chamber music festival 'CLassical Encounters' in The Hague (formerly International Chamber Music Festival Den Haag). Under her direction the festival rapidly established a reputation of high artistic quality in Holland as well as abroad. The festival celebrated its 15-year jubilee in 2018 at which occasion Stegeman was awarded the prestigeous 'Stadspenning' of the city of The Hague for her significant and unique contribution to the city's cultural scene.


Eva in Chamber music Ensembles

Chamber music is Eva's great passion. She is founding member of the Cristofori Piano Quartet, with whom she recorded piano quartets by Schumann and Beethoven. As primarius of the Doelen Ensemble she focuses on performing a classical repertoire from the 20th and 21th centrury. Together with actor/musicologist Huib Ramaer and pianist Folke Nauta, she develops story-telling programmes such as about the musical friendship of Evdard Grieg and Julius Röntgen and the adventurous life of the Swedish violinist and composer Amanda Maier. With the Hortus Ensemble Eva specializes in performing chamber music from 1850-1950 in an authentic way.

From 2003 to 2011 Eva Stegeman was a member of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, a close-knit ensemble focusing on music from 1600-1800, with whom she has toured Europe, Japan, Mexico and South-America, and has taken part in many CD recordings as well as numerous radio broadcasts. With the Leupold Trio (member from 2003 until 2012) Eva recorded a CD with Italian baroque repertoire for the label Challenge Records in 2010.

Guest at (inter)national festivals

Outside Holland she has been invited to perform at numerous international chamber music festivals such as in Germany (Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Fränkische Musiktage, Rheingau Musik Festival and festivo/Aschau in Chiemgau), Italy (Festival dei Due Mondi/Spoleto, Festival Emiglia Romagna, Ravello Festival), France (Festival Bach en Combrailles), England (the Bath Music Festival), Estonia (Tallinn - Glasperlenspiel), Belgium (Festival de Wallonie and Flanders Festival) and the Gergiev Festival, HortusFestival, Peter de Grote Festival and Grachtenfestival in The Netherlands.




Chamber music coach



Photo: Joris Jan Bos

Juror, projects, chamber music coach, teacher

Eva Stegeman is asked as a juror on a regular basis. She judged at the Joseph Micka International Violin Competition Prague in 2013-2014-2015, the Prinses Christina Concours NL 2014-2015, the Iordens Viooldagen NL 2014 and De Grote Kamermuziekprijs (Codarts & Koninklijk Conservatorium) 2015.

Eva initializes, organizes and performs different projects, such as Beethoven and the guitar (with Izhar Elias) and Musik am Nachmittag.

Education, masterclasses, contests

Dutch violinist Eva Stegeman (1971) studied with Davina van Wely at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she was awarded the M. Warsaw Chamber Music Award. In 1995 she was the 2nd prize winner at the National Oskar Back violin competition, performing the Beethoven concerto at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has taken part in international seminars with great pedagogues such as György Sebök, Wiktor Liberman, Herman Krebbers, Boris Belkin and Lorrand Fenyves. For several years she was concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Holland.

Stegeman plays a G.B. Rogeri (Brescia) violin from around 1680.