Artist Bio

Eve Monzingo

(Bio as of July 2007)

Eve Monzingo most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Mirror of the Invisible during the 2006/2007 Season. She is a clarinet, saxophone, flute and dulcimer player. Ms. Monzingo is accomplished in traditional Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian and Yiddish folk music. She studied classical composition at Roosevelt University in Chicago under Dr. Robert Lombardo. Her composition credits include performances of her work by the Midwest Chapter of American Women Composers and at the American Jewish song festival. She was awarded scholarships from the Ethnic Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant and the Illinois Arts Council to study Greek clarinet music with Jim Stoynoff, as well as a partial grant to study Middle Eastern music with Simon Shaheen at the Arabic Music Retreat. She has toured Europe with the Naye Kapelye and the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, whose  CDs include Sweet Home Bulkovina and Anthology (Oriente Records, Germany). She plays a prominent role in the Chicago and International world music scene providing musical instruction, composing, recording and touring with various ensembles including Lamajamal (Mid-east and Balkan music ensemble) and the Mucca Pazza marching band.