Eva Beneke studied guitar in her native Berlin at the University of Arts, and later at the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar. In 2012, she received a doctorate with honours from the University of Southern California where she studied with Scott Tennant, Pepe Romero and Bruce Forman.
As a prizewinner, internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and published arranger, her performances have been broadcast nationally and internationally on radio and television. Highlights of her career include appearances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Kent Nagano, and invitations to international music festivals. A frequent collaborator, she has quickly become one of the most sought-after chamber musicians in her field: her 2012 album In Dulci Jubilo – A Classical Guitar Christmas is a duo collaboration with GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Scott Tennant (of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) and Guitar Salon International. Her solo début CD with works by Bach, Beneke and Domeniconi received critical acclaim. In the Fall of 2012, Eva Beneke joined the faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she maintains an active guitar studio. Eva Beneke plays strings by La Bella.