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Background and training
Born in Russia, Evgenia Epshtein began her violin studies at the age of six and completed the High School for Gifted Musicians with Vladimir Milshtein. After emigrating to Israel in 1990. she studied with Arthur Zisserman, Yair Kless and Irena Svetlova at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music followed by Benzion Shamir at the Rotterdam Royal Academy, where she received her Master’s Degree. During her studies at the Academy she won several prizes and competitions and took part in masterclasses of Isaak Stern, Henry Mayer and Zakhar Bron.
Aviv String Quarter, awards
Evgenia Epshtein was a co-founder of the Aviv string quartet which won the 3rd Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Bordeaux String Quartet Competition and the Charles Hennen Music competition as well as other top prizes. The Aviv quartet was also proclaimed as the “Best young ensemble” by the Culture Ministries of Germany and Israel (1999, 2000, 2003, 2008).
International soloist and orchestral career
As a soloist she has performed with Reconsil Sinfonieta Vienna, Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, Zadar Chamber Orchestra, Split Symphony Orchestra, Bohemian Philharmonic, Oxford Philharmonic orchestra and Ashdod and Ramat Gan Symphony Orchestra. Her recitals include all major Israeli venues and radio broadcasts worldwide. She has also performed in festivals including the Estonian Baltic Festival, Gotland Chamber Music Festival and Ursus Chamber Music festival, Ameropa festival-Prague.