Members of the Ensemble Modern

Eva BöckerCello

Eva Böcker, a member of the Ensemble Modern since 1994, was a student at the Purcell School and a junior student at the Royal College of Music in London before studying with Boris Pergamenschikow at the Cologne Academy of Music and with Johannes Goritzki at the Düsseldorf Music Academy. She received chamber music lessons from Sandor Végh and the Amadeus Quartet. She was awarded the Suggia Gift Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain twice and won the first prize at the Young Concert Artists Competition in England in 1987. Apart from solo performances at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre, Maison de Radio France and the Concertgebouw, she has also made numerous solo recordings for various European radio stations. Eva Böcker participates regularly in international chamber music festivals such as ›Open Chamber Music‹ in Prussia Cove; she has performed with Steven Isserlis, Norbert Brainin, Thomas Brandis, Isabelle Faust, Bruno Giuranna and François Leleux. Together with the Ensemble Modern she has been performing at the leading festivals for contemporary music for almost twenty years. In 2011 her portrait CD ›Spoken Tones‹ appeared on Ensemble Modern Medien as a Surround-SACD. Recently she has held teaching assignments for cello at the Conservatoire National de Région Strasbourg.