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Eva Zöllner was educated as classical accordionist at the Academy of Music in Cologne and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where she studied with Prof. Geir Draugsvoll. She is one of the most active accordionists of her generation and devotes herself to contemporary music. Eva has performed as a soloist in most European and Latin American countries, throughout Asia, Australia, Kanada and in the USA. She appears in productions ranging from experimental solo performances to concerts with renowned contemporary music ensembles and opera companies (latest at the English National Opera in London). CD recordings and radio productions document her work. She is also active as guest lecturer and jury member for institutions all around the world. An important part of her work is the close cooperation with composers of her generation. She has premiered more 100 new works for accordion. Lately she has been particularly interested in the potential of the accordion within electroacoustic music and multimedia art. In 2015 Eva Zöllner received a prestigious grant from the German Government for 6 months of artist residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Currently she lives in Hamburg and as a nomadic musician, travelling around the world to explore her instrument in different cultures and contexts.