Eva-Maria Tomasi | Picture: Stefan Höderath



Born in Salzburg, Austria
Member since 01.03.1990


Salzburg-born Eva-Maria Tomasi comes from a musical family. Since she always had to accompany her older brother to violin lessons, the teacher thought that she should join in. Being five years old, she was hardly in a position to say no; and so she received her first violin lessons. While still at secondary school, she studied under Sandor Vegh at the Mozarteum Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Salzburg, now the Mozarteum University.

She graduated with her concert diploma at the age of 21, and received an award from the Ministry of Science and Research to assist further studies. Masterclasses with Norbert Brainin, Max Rostal and Nathan Milstein followed. Eva-Maria Tomasi gained chamber music experience both as a violinist and as a violist with the Salzburger Klavierquartett and the Salzburger Oktett. From 1981 to 1986, she played under the direction of Sandor Vegh in Camerata Academica Salzburg, with whom she also appeared as a soloist.

She furthered her studies in Berlin as a student of the Orchestra Academy under Toru Yasunaga, former concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker. During this time, she had the opportunity to play with the orchestra as a temporary member on all the tours with Herbert von Karajan between 1987 and 1989. In 1990, Eva-Maria Tomasi joined the second violin section. She performs in a variety of ensembles, such as the Berlin Philharmonic Capriccio, the Berlin Philharmonic Violins and the Berlin Baroque Soloists. As member of the orchestra committee, the musician is a deputy member of the Board of Trustees of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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