Often humorously likened to an inflatable tube man onstage because of her enthusiasm, passion, and physicality, all flutist and multi-disciplinary artist Eva Ding ever wants to do is imbue in her audience the same sense of joy and richness the performing arts brings to her. Ever-evolving in her passions and craft, Eva is currently working on creating interactive, interdisciplinary works that meld together her passions for music, theater, and film.
Shanghai-born, Auckland-raised, and New York-based, Eva most recently gave an online talk and performance for Crushing The Myth – a TED-talk-styled Asian-American speaker series. Her most interesting gig to date, however, has to have been when she was the opening musical number for pro-wrestler, Orange Cassidy, at an Independent Wrestling TV Match.
She made her concerto debut when she was 14 in Beijing and her New York concerto debut in 2017 with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra. Eva has given premiere performances of Tailleferre’s “Concertino”, the orchestral arrangement of Claude Bolling’s “Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio", and Chen Yi's “The Golden Flute” Concerto.
During the summer of 2019 Eva was an artist-in-residence with the Caroga Arts Collective and performed alongside soloists from the Metropolitan Opera at the Maverick Concert Series in Upstate New York. Having performed with the United Nations Chamber Music Society, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Auckland Chamber Orchestra, and Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra, she is also an accomplished ensemble musician.
In recognition of her potential as a performer, she has received accolades and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, New Zealand Symphony, Chamber Music New Zealand, and the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand. Eva was recognized as Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's 2017 Young Soloist of the Year, and is a current fellow of bespoken, and grant recipient of Chamber Music American’s Ensemble Forward program.
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