Eva Barthas was born in 1988. She began playing the saxophone at the age of 8 at the CNR of Toulouse with Philippe Lecocq and obtained her Diploma of Musical Studies in 2006. She continued her studies in Christian Wirth’s class in Paris and integrated Claude Delangle's CNSMDP saxophone class in 2008. She got a saxophone master with honors in 2012, then her saxophone teacher certificate in 2016.
She won the 1st prize at the European contests of Picardie and Gap (2007) and in 2012, she won the prize for the best interpretation of contemporary music at the international Aeolus contest for wind instruments in Germany.
She played as a soloist with the Düsseldorf Chamber Orchestra, with the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford, Germany, as well as with the Republican Guard Harmony Orchestra.
In 2009, she founded the duo Solal with Lise Charrin as the pianist. From 2010 to 2013 she was a member of the Alliage Quintet, based in Cologne, with whom she recorded the CDs Voyage Russe and Dancing Paris released by Sony Classic. She performed with the quintet in Germany, Palma de Mallorca, Macedonia, the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, the Philharmonie du Luxembourg, the United States, South Korea and Russia.
She has been a member of the Quartuor Laloy since 2016. In January 2018, they created a new musical theater show Saxopholmes freely inspired by the adventures of Sherlock Holmes .
She also teaches the saxophone. After teaching in Germany , where she worked as an assistant at the Musikhochschule in Cologne in 2013, she taught at the Departmental Conservatory of Corsica (Ajaccio) and then at the Conservatoire de Bagnolet.
In 2014, she joined the « Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine ».
Actually, she works on Opus lunæ, a musik-theater project based on poems that she wrote. The musik will be composed by Ivan Boumans (Luxembourg), and Ela Baumann (Austria) will be the stage director.
Photo credit: Laëtitia Lécuyer / Henri SELMER Paris