Biography

Eve Wolf, pianist and writer, is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC). For the past twelve seasons Ms. Wolf has written scripts for and performed in productions such as Paderewski in Paris (2001), The Young Arthur Rubinstein (2003), None but the Lonely Heart: The Story of Tchaikovsky & Nadezhda von Meck (2004), Dora: A Case of Hysteria (2005), Tolstoy’s Last Days (2005), and Van Gogh’s Ear (2006), which was also performed in a bilingual (French and English) version at the Festival de Musique de Chambre de Montréal. Ms. Wolf was the scriptwriter for Fanny Mendelssohn: Out of her Brother’s Shadow, which was commissioned by the Jewish Museum of New York and performed in 2006, as well as for the audio guide of the Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Salon in the exhibition The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and their Salons at the Jewish Museum in New York City – an exhibition that received international acclaim. In 2006 Ms. Wolf was commissioned to write Cara, Cara Compagna for the Italian Cultural Institute of New York; she wrote the script in Italian and English, and it was performed in both languages. In the 2006-07 season Ms. Wolf wrote and performed in The Dreyfus Affair and Peggy Guggenheim Stripped Bare by her Bachelors; the latter was ERC’s largest multimedia work to date. In 2008, she wrote and performed in Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon – the final concert in a series called Imaginings; this multimedia production, presented at Florence Gould Hall, New York, was the first ERC concert to include video design. In June 2009, she performed in Toscanini: Nel mio cuore troppo di assoluto at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; this production played to a sold-out audience in an Italian version of the script that she had originally written for ERC’s 2008-09 season, dedicated to Artists in Exile. During the 2010-11 season, Ms. Wolf was the featured piano soloist in Beethoven: Love Elegies, which she also wrote.

In August she was Executive Artistic Director for Seduction, Smoke, and Music, a theatrical concert that starred Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack and that was written and conceived by ERC and Barrett Wissman (Executive Producer) and IMG ArtistsSeduction, Smoke, and Music was performed to great critical acclaim at The Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy.

Eve Wolf received a BA in Art History from Columbia University and an MA in Piano Performance from New York University. She has taught piano and coached chamber music in New York City for more than 25 years, has lectured at The Juilliard School, and currently teaches both at Columbia University Teachers College and privately. Her seminar, Confronting Memory: Memory Techniques for Pianists, has been presented at many venues, such as the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Klavierhaus in New York.