Ilva Eigus started playing violin at age four with Liana Tretiakova at the Zakhar Bron School of Music in Zurich. She made her orchestral debut at age eight performing the Kabalevsky Violin Concerto. Since then, she has played as a soloist with Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Moscow Philharmonic and Novosibirsk Philharmonic, among others. She made her Tonhalle Zürich debut performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Prague Royal Philharmonic earlier this year. Other highlights include performances at the Trans-Siberian Art Festival, the Menton Music Festival, Septembre Musical in Montreux, at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, and at the Mozarteum Salzburg. Ilva was awarded First Prize at the XXI International ‘Nutcracker’ Competition in Moscow (2020) and Second Prize at the Wieniawski-Lipinski Competition (Lublin) in 2021. She is a Pre-College student of the Zurich University of Arts and plays a 1707 Omobono Stradivari on generous loan from Stradivari Stiftung Habisreutinger.