Violinist Zeneba Bowers joined the Nashville Symphony in 1999 and became Assistant Principal Second Violin in 2001. Zeneba is also the founder and artistic director emerita of ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, which she founded in 2002. The group quickly became a major element of Nashville’s classical music scene, receiving much critical acclaim locally and nationally for its artistry and adventurous programming. Zeneba also co-produced ALIAS’ debut CD, Hilos, which garnered a GRAMMY nomination in 2011 for Best Small Ensemble Performance. The ensemble’s second CD, Boiling Point: Music of Kenji Bunch, was released a year later and hit the Billboard Top 100 Classical charts in its first week of release.
Zeneba earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. She served as concertmaster of Charleston Spoleto Festival, Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy) and the New World Symphony.