Eva Lindal grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (1973–76), with further studies in Switzerland and Banff (Canada). In 1998 she met and began studying improvisation with Connie Crothers and continued the association for almost a decade.
During 1986–2000 Eva was a member of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has been a freelance musician, with a special focus on improvisation, and contemporary music, as well as the baroque era. Eva is a member of Katzen Kapell (“One of Sweden’s best bands”—Camilla Lundberg, Expressen), Rebaroquerebaroque.se and also the contemporary groups MA and KammarensembleNkammarensemblen.com.
She regularly performs in a trio with Bill Payne (clarinet) and Carol Liebowitz (piano), in a duo with Anna Lindal (violin), in the trio WE with Mattias Windemo (guitar), Jonny Axelsson (percussion), in the trio Filip Augustson/Viva Black: Filip Auguston (bass), Christopher Cantillo (drums) as well as collaborations with Connie Crothers (piano), Oskar Schönning, Barriärorkestern Stockholm, Cullberg Ballet, Ensemble Recherche (Freiburg), Bit 20 (Bergen), Sonanza, Karlsson Barock and Drottningholm Theatre.
Eva was casted several times as an acting violinist on stage:
– Fränder with Teater Bouffons, Stockholm 1989
– The Monkey King in Cecilia and the Monkey King at Drottningholm Theatre 2004 (broadcasted by Swedish national TV)
– Trivelin Violon in Marivaux´s The Triumph of Love at the Royal Dramatic Theatre Stockholm and at Drottningholm Theatre 2005
– In the winter/spring season of 2011, Eva played the part of the violinist “Rose” in John and the Mushrooms: a “happening” about the music and philosophy of John Cage at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm
2012: Eva travelled to Dhaka, Bangladesh to perform and teach at the first
Classical Music Festival in Bangladesh.
2014: WE participated in Ice Music in the North of Sweden; a gigantic igloo concerthall with all instruments made out of ice from artist Tim Linhart. 2015: Eva initiated Catastrophe in the jungle, a performance about her grandfather Nikos Skalkottas, the Greek composer. Director: Åsa Kalmér.
2016: Together with guitarist Mattias Windemo, Eva has begun to direct workshops in improvisation for musicians.
“Superb musicianship makes this one of the most urgent improvised art music discs in a long time.”
about “Viva Black” (Filip Augustson):
“Nothing is obvious with this trio. Their music is executed and flows brilliantly, in a manner that sketches their great potential.” —Eyal Hareuveni/all about jazz