"Excellent performance...flawless technique, sensitive touch, dynamic and expressive."
- DER BUND, SWITZERLAND
"Eva-Maria Zimmermann almost blew out the candles with her driving, assured energy."
- SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE
Dynamic Swiss pianist Eva-Maria Zimmermann has appeared as soloist in Europe and the United States, offering performances that are "breathtakingly intense" (Der Bund) and "passionate and deeply expressive" (Berner Oberlander). Her engagements have included recitals as well as concerto performances with major symphonies, such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
Winner of the prestigious Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, Ms. Zimmermann has appeared at international festivals worldwide, including the “Festival Piano en Saintonge” France, the “Sommerfestspiele Murten” Switzerland, and San Francisco's “Other Minds Festival of New Music." A graduate with highest honors from the Conservatory of Geneva, Eva-Maria has studied with many distinguished musicians - Leon Fleisher, György Sebök, Leonard Hokanson, Tomasz Herbut and Dominique Merlet, among others.
Ms. Zimmermann is a musician of broad interests. In addition to her solo appearances, she is dedicated to chamber music, lieder recitals, and teaching. She has partnered worldwide with many other professional musicians and ensembles in her career, including soprano Lara Bruckmann, the Del Sol String Quartet, violinist Iris Stone, and bass-baritone René Perler. Eva-Maria was a founding member of the award winning Swiss Charmillon Piano Quartet. Many of her chamber music and Lieder recitals have been broadcast on Swiss Radio DRS2, and Radio de la Suisse Romande. As an educator, Eva-Maria has been a faculty member of the University of San Francisco and currently teaches in the music program at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA, founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Eva-Maria resides in San Francisco.