Eva Østergaard, (b. 1966) trained as a flautist at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, making her debut from the Soloist Class in 1994. The same year she was engaged as solo flautist in the Royal Danish Orchestra. Early in her studies she began to take an interest in music by contemporary composers, and already then she co-founded the ensemble 'Tukutukahh …', which consisted of the ‘primal instruments’, percussion and flute.
Eva Østergaard was also a member of Århus Sinfonietta and later Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. In these ensembles, in orchestras, and as a soloist, she has given first performances to a number of works by Danish and foreign composers. Since 2010 Eva Østergaard has been a chamber musician and soloist on a freelance basis, with many concerts in Denmark, the Continent, China and the USA. At the same time she is a very committed instrumental and chamber music instructor.
Eva Østergaard won prizes at the international Kuhlau Competition in Germany in 1992 and at the Chamber Music Competitions held by the Danish Radio in 1992 and 1996.