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Eva Lakirovich was born in New Haven, Connecticut and began her cello studies at the age of 6 with her mother, Julie Ribchinsky. Eva holds an undergraduate degree in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music which she completed in 2016, and a Master’s degree in cello performance from Carnegie Mellon University which she completed in 2018. Her principal teachers have included Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Richard Weiss, assistant principal cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, Dr. Kangho Lee, and Dr. Katie Schlaikjer. Eva has taken part in various masterclasses with renowned cellists such as Alexander Kaganovsky, Vladamir Penteleyev, Anzel Gerber, Timothy Eddy, Allison Wells, Mihai Tetel, Natasha Brofsky, Paul Katz, and Julia Lichten, among others.
Eva has performed in many recitals and concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, and Mexico, including performances at the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi (Stradivari Museum) and the Pallacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. She performed a season with the Orchestra Filarmonica de Jalisco. Eva was a founding member of the Cleveland Cello Quartet, which was the Ensemble-In-Residence at The Music Settlement in Cleveland, OH. Eva has worked with celebrated artists including members of the Cleveland Quartet, the Cavani String Quartet, the Jasper String Quartet, and the Colorado String Quartet, among others. Eva has participated in summer music festivals including the Aria International Music Academy, Elm City Chamber Music Festival, and Point Counterpoint Chamber Music Festival.
Eva completed her Suzuki teacher training at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2016 and she is certified through the Suzuki Association of the America’s to teach cello through all complete levels from Every Child Can through Books 1-10. She teaches using the Suzuki method, the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, traditional methods, and the teachings of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. In the summers, Eva is a faculty member at Vancouver Island Music Academy, VIMA where she enjoys working with wonderful students and faculty, performing in a beautiful setting. She is also on the faculty of the Cremona International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy. Eva holds an active cello studio of all ages and levels at her home in Vancouver.