Violinist Ewa Pepper is not your typical classical musician. Her musicality and
powerful style of playing brought her from busking on the Amsterdam, Berlin,
Copenhagen and Zurich streets to the major European music stages. Her creative approach to bring the classical sound of the violin to various genres of music has produced collaborations with Bassculture Foundation on reggae, dubstep and jazz projects along with Ralph de Jongh, who she performed with at the Iggy Pop concert in Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall in 2016.
Ewa is always interested in participating in musically different projects. She
has cultivated her style across Europe touring with Australian electro/organic
dance band Loonaloop. Ewa performs with De 4Tuoze Matroze – the innovators of Dutch sailor song. She participates in an electronic live concept called Symbiotic Sessions.
Ewa’s violin sound burst at events such as Glastonbury Festival (UK), Fusion
Festival (Germany), Rock For People (Czech Republic) and World
Bodypainting Festival (Austria). In the Netherlands, she has performed at
festivals such as Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam Roots Festival, Dance
Valley, Eurosonic Noorderslag, Kwaku, Landjuweel, Oerol, Pinkpop and
With De 4Tuoze Matroze, Ewa played at an event attended by former Queen
of the Netherlands. Ewa joined DANSOR, DJ and a producer, during TEDx
event in Stadsschouwburg & Philharmonie Haarlem. Her solo performance
opened the Awwwards Conference in DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam.
Ewa’s connection with Ralph de Jongh, inspired collaborations on his 2016
album, “Lonesome Man, Ocean of Love” and the 2017 trilogy, “Dancing on a
Volcano”. They have collaborated as a duo on a double album titled “Breath of
Live”, released in December 2017. Since then, they have been performing
together all over the Netherlands.
Since December 2018 Ewa has been recording violin parts and violin
improvisations for Dr. Peacock. In May 2019 she joined his live concept –
Peacock in Concert.
Most recently Ewa’s activity on the Dutch music scene has been recognised by
the Polish Embassy in the Netherlands. Thanks to its support, Ewa
represented Poland at an Embassy Festival in The Hague in September 2019.
The passion in looking for true emotions in every kind of music inspires Ewa to
improvise and makes her wanting to experience music from different
perspectives when it comes to listening to it and performing it.
Ewa is willing to explore new horizons in her musical journey. From blues to frenchcore. The diversity keeps her going.
Stay tuned. She hasn’t hit her last note, yet.