Eva Lymenstull, Baroque Cello
American cellist Eva Lymenstull completed a Master’s degree in baroque cello at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2014, where she was a student of Jaap ter Linden. She was awarded the prize for “het meest bijzondere eindexamen 2014” by the Royal Conservatory, the committee citing her “honesty and generosity in the service of the music.” As a historical cellist and violist da gamba, Ms. Lymenstull has performed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Holland Baroque Society, Symphonie Atlantique, Orpheon Consort, and Mercury. She has appeared with various ensembles at the Utrecht Early Music Fringe Festival and the Grachtenfestival, has been heard live on Netherlands Radio 4 (including a recent broadcast with Symphonie Atlantique of Händel’s opera Giulio Cesare from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw), and was a member of ensembles selected to be semi-finalists in the International Biber Competition 2013 and the Van Wassenaer Competition 2014. She has presented research findings on historical chordal continuo realization practices on the cello, and has received several prestigious grants, including the Lovett, Theodore Presser, and Wagoner Foundation awards, to pursue studies in historical performance. Ms. Lymenstull also holds a Master’s degree in modern cello from Rice University, where she studied with Desmond Hoebig, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Richard Aaron and graduated with highest honors. As a modern soloist, she has given recitals in the US and Europe. Ms. Lymenstull is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Historical Performance Practice at Case Western Reserve University.