Zeneba Bowers

Assistant Principal
Second Violin


Violinist Zeneba Bowers joined the Nashville Symphony in 1999 and became Assistant Principal Second Violin in 2001. In 2002, Zeneba founded ALIAS Chamber Ensemble; 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. She served as the ensemble’s Artistic Director until 2018, during which time she co-produced the first of ALIAS’ four CDs, which garnered a GRAMMY® nomination in 2011 for Best Small Ensemble Performance.

Zeneba’s love of travel prompted her to create Little Roads Europe, a travel consulting business. Together with her husband (and Nashville Symphony cellist) Matt Walker, she creates itineraries for clients wanting to experience authentic, small-town Europe; she writes articles for Budget Travel and The Tennessean; and she has co-authored four award-winning guidebooks to Italy and Ireland.

 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.