Eden Girma is a multi-instrumental musician hailing from Madison, WI. Through a genre-bending compositional ear and a poetic lyricism, Eden aspires to create music that not only resonates with individual hearts, but brings people closer together in a spirit of intimacy and empathy.
As a student in the Boston area, Eden has worked with and studied under Vijay Iyer, Yosvany Terry, Hans Tutschku, Dominique Eade, Frank Carlberg, and Ran Blake. Eden's collaborations span a range of styles and compositional approaches, having created with artists such as Tyshawn Sorey, Angélique Kidjo, Young Bull, and A. Graff.
Eden graduated from Harvard College in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in astrophysics and math, and in 2019 completed a Masters in Music in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. Currently, Eden is a graduate student in Princeton University’s Astrophysics department. If you are interested in learning more about Eden's scientific work, click here.
A recap of Nicholas Daley Presents @ the 100 Club
A review from The Capsule Garden
A recommendation from The Slow Music Movement
A round-up of Madison area music (Eden’s EP included)
A feature in the Harvard Crimson
An article on collaborating with writer/director Aislinn Brophy
A reflection on Vijay Iyer's Creative music seminar
awards and fellowships
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2021)
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (2021)
Schwarzschild Fellowship, Princeton University (2021)
Alex G. Booth Fellowship, Harvard College (2018)
Davison Fellowship, Harvard Music Department(2018)
Robert Levin Prize in Musical Performance, Harvard Office for the Arts (2018)
Artist Development Fellowship, Harvard Office for the Arts (2018)
U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts (2014)
Gordon Parks Centennial Scholar, Gordon Parks Foundation (2014)
National YoungArts Foundation Finalist (2014)