Eva Dollfuß began playing the violin at the age of five, having finally received a violin as a gift after much waiting and wishing. While still a schoolgirl, she won the prestigious Jakob Stainer Violin Competition in 1995 and as a result received lessons from Keiko Wataya until she graduated from high school.
She began her music studies with Thomas Brandis at the UdK Berlin and completed them in his class at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. She studied abroad at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki with Mikyung Lee. Master classes with Shmuel Ashkenasi, Igor Ozim, Ilan Gronich, Donald Weilerstein and Gerhard Schulz left a lasting impression on her.
Before becoming Deputy Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic in 2005, Eva Dollfuß was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. As a member of the Orchestra Academy and for many years as a substitute, she played in the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Eva Dollfuß regularly appears as 1st and 2nd concertmaster in major German orchestras, teaches at the Dresden Academy of Music, and is artistic co-director of Dresden's oldest existing chamber music series, Meisterwerke - Meisterinterpreten. She is constantly developing new formats for chamber concerts on her own initiative and plays as much chamber music as possible with her colleagues from the Philharmonic and Staatskapelle.