Violist Eve Boltax is an active performer, teacher, and teaching artist in the Boston area.
From 2014-2018 she performed with the saxophone/viola duo Patchtax across the US and Canada. Notable engagements included: the Banff Centre; the Look & Listen Festival; Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts; the Mobius Gallery; Avaloch Farm Center for Music; Parachute Studios; and the Center for New Music (SF). Patchtax maintains a longterm artistic collaboration with dancer Elizabeth Epsen. They were awarded grants from the Barr Foundation, the Boston Foundation, and the New England Foundation fo the Arts. During the 2017-18 season they served as musicians-as-residence with the MANNA Community, a community of homeless and housing-insecure individuals in downtown Boston.
Solo performances include: Celebrity Series’ Concert for One; bachspace, an evening length exploration of the sensory world surrounding the solo viola; Calderwood Hall, the Banff Centre, and the New Music Gathering.
Eve was the founding violist of the Cardamom Quartet from 2014-17 and performed in libraries, art galleries, houses of worship, senior centers, school programs, farmers’ markets, and living rooms throughout New England. Beginning in 2017, Cardamom Quartet’s performances became exclusively focused on music by women and non-binary composers. They were the 2014-15 quartet-in-residence at El Sistema Somerville.
Masterclasses with Kim Kashkashian, Georg Frederic Haas, the Parker Quartet, the Borremeo Quartet, the Miró Quartet, the Emerson Quaret, Carol Rodland, Steve Dann, and Andrew Manze.
As a teaching artist, Eve is currently faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in the Teaching Artist Program. Past experiences include her work from 2014-16 on an ArtScience investigation with TERC, the Boston Arts Academy, and the Broad Institute. She has trained as a teaching artist at Lincoln Center Education and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Eve has performed as principal violist with Boston’s Symphony Nova, the Banff Festival Orchestra, and the Longy Conservatory Orchestra. She can be heard performing with a number of ensembles including the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the New Bedford Symphony, Equillibrium Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, and the Isabella Ensemble.
Eve received her Master of Music degree at the Longy School of Music as a student of Dimitri Murrath and was the recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching Artistry. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was a student of Elizabeth Chang and the recipient of the Julian Olevsky Scholarship and the 2010 Concerto Competition Winner. Eve served as the manager of the Longy Conseratory Orchestra from 2012-2015. She is currently in training to become a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and teaches Suzuki violin and viola privately in Jamaica Plain.