he 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 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. Presently Stegeman is concert master at the Sinfonia Rotterdam. With the European Union Chamber Orchestra she has worked as a director since 2003. In 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, the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss.
As a chamber music player Stegeman is much in demand. With the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, a close-knit ensemble specialising in music from 1600-1800, she has toured Europe, Japan, Mexico and South-America, and has taken part in many CD recordings as well as numerous radio broadcasts. She is founding member of the Cristofori Piano Quartet with whom she recorded piano quartets by Schumann and Beethoven. With the Leupold Trio she recorded a CD with Italian baroque repertoire for the label Challenge Records. She is a member of the Hortus Ensemble and with actor/musicologist Huib Ramaer and pianist Folke Nauta she develops story-telling programmes such as about the musical friendship of Evdard Grieg en Julius Röntgen and the adventurous life of the Swedish violinist and composer Amanda Maier.
Stegeman is founder and artistic director of the annual 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 celebrates its 10-year jubilee in September 2012.
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 (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 Hortus Festival and Grachtenfestival in The Netherlands.
Stegeman plays a G.B. Rogeri (Brescia) violin from around 1680.