Evin Blomberg

Instrument: Violin

Education: Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma degrees from The Colburn School (with Robert Lipsett); Master of Music degree from the Zukerman Program at the Manhattan School of Music (with Pinchas Zukerman)

Hometown: San Jose, California

Neighborhood: Central Business District

Joined the CSO in 2019

Professional experiences: Prior to moving to Cincinnati, was living in London and playing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra.

Inspiration as a musician: It's so easy to find anything online these days, from old recordings to performances from all over the world. But I also draw inspiration from playing with others - especially chamber music. It's always inspiring because everyone has such a different and unique approach to music!

Favorite things to do in Cincinnati? When the weather is nice, I like finding new places to go running and hiking outdoors.

Fun fact about Evin: I tried to apply to be on "The Great British Bake Off" show when I lived in the UK. Unfortunately, it didn't work out, but I still bake all the time at home!

Oddest practice quarters: Parking lot; stairwell; bathroom; closet