Eva Ribchinsky 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, a genre-bending ensemble of CIM graduates, which was the Ensemble-In-Residence at The Music Settlement in Cleveland, OH. Eva has worked with celebrated artists including Peter Salaff, 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. Eva believes in a unique approach for each student. She teaches using the Suzuki method, the Royal Conservatory of Music curriculum, traditional methods, and the teachings of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Eva is presently on the cello and Suzuki cello faculty of the VSO School of Music and the Vancouver Academy of Music. In the summers, she is a faculty member of the JVL SSPA Music in the Summer in Toronto and the Cremona International Music Academy in Cremona, Italy.
Eva performs with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She plays on a modern cello made in 2016 by Benjamin Wilke. In her spare time, Eva enjoys cooking and racquet sports.