Eve Wolf (Founder, Executive Artistic Director) founded Ensemble for the Romantic Century in 2001 with the mission of creating an innovative concert formatin which the emotions revealed in memoirs, letters, diaries, and literature are dramatically interwoven with music, thus bringing to life the sensations and passions of a bygone era. During the group’s eighteen seasons, Wolf has written scripts for more than twenty-five of ERC’s theatrical concerts and has performed as pianist in most of the ensemble’s forty-plus original productions. Highlights: At the Pershing Square Signature Theater, ERC’s 2017 production of Ms. Wolf’s script Van Gogh’s Ear, a New York Times Critic’s Pick, was hailed by Ben Brantley in the Times for its “uncanny beauty and emotionalism”; Tchaikovsky: None but the Lonely Heart (2018), cited as “a compelling play with music” (New York Times) and “a completely unforgettable theatrical concert” (Theatermania); Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (2018). At BAM-Brooklyn Academy of Music: The Dreyfus Affair (2017) and Anna Akhmatova: The Heart Is Not Made of Stone (2016), also chosen as a New York Times Critic’s Pick. Wolf also performed in Akhmatova, which the Times praised as “Engrossing… gorgeous…with rapturous accounts of Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.” One critic (StageBuddy) called Wolf “an absolute star on the piano, emitting brilliant light,” in ERC’s June 2015 production of The Sorrows of Young Werther at Symphony Space in New York. A production of her script of Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon (BAM, 2015) was also chosen as a Times Critic’s Pick and described as “a dazzling musical and multimedia paean to human aspiration” that “will send you into the stratosphere.” Other highlights include; Fanny Mendelssohn: Out of her Brother’s Shadow, commissioned by the Jewish Museum of New York. In 2009, Wolf performed before a sold-out audience at the Sale Apollinee of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in the Italian production of her script, Toscanini: Nel mio cuore troppo di assoluto. During the 2010-11 season, Wolf was the featured soloist in the theatrical concert Beethoven Love Elegies, for which she wrote the script. She also wrote the scripts for Jekyll & Hyde (2013), in which she was a featured soloist. Ms. Wolf received a BA in Art History from Columbia University and an MA in Piano Performance from New York University. She has served on the faculty of the Curtis Institute and has lectured and been a professional mentor at The Juilliard School, and is currently on the faculty of Columbia University-Teachers College. Her main teacher and mentor is Seymour Bernstein, whose life and work is the subject of a critically acclaimed 2015 documentary by Ethan Hawke, Seymour: An Introduction. Wolf has taught her seminar “Confronting Memory: Memory Techniques for Musicians” in the United States and abroad. 

Eve Wolf

Executive Artistic
Director Pianist
Playwright of ERC