Eve McEwen has been involved in music since childhood. She sung in Sydney Children’s choir from a very early age, and took up the horn at age nine. In 2015, Eve was awarded the Greenburg Gurney Jensen scholarship to study horn at the Sydney Conservatorium. In 2016, Eve won the Richard Merewether Memorial Prize for highest mark from a horn student at the Sydney Conservatorium.
Through Sydney Conservatorium, Eve studied under the tutelage of horn lecturer David Thompson, and received masterclasses from visiting international musicians including André Cazalet (Principal Horn, Orchestre de Paris), David Cooper (Principal Horn, Berlin Philharmonic), Andrew Bain (Principal Horn, Los Angeles Philharmonic), Sarah Willis (Berlin Philharmonic) and Anneke Scott (natural horn specialist). During her time at Sydney Conservatorium, Eve has played Principal Horn in the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Modern Music Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble. She was also a member of Sydney wind quintet, Quintet Vivo, with whom she won a scholarship to travel to Europe in November 2018.
Eve was also Principal Horn of the Sydney Youth Orchestra from 2016 - 2018 and received a Principal Chair sponsorship by Terry Arcus (Chair of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Board). In 2018, Eve performed as soloist the Haydn Horn Concerto no. 2 with the Sydney Youth Orchestra at Bermagui’s Four Winds Festival.
Outside of her study at the Conservatorium, Eve has participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp, the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, completed an internship with the Opera Australia Orchestra, participated in a residency program with Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, and performed as a guest musician with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 2019 she commences her first year of study at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
IN EVE'S WORDS
“I have always wanted to be a musician. The question is, what kind of musician? I initially wanted to be a conductor, but quickly realised that horn was what I wanted to be playing for the rest of my life. I want to be an orchestral musician but I also love chamber music.”
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