Emanuel Evans, cello
Praised as "effortless" by the Boulder Daily Camera, cellist Emanuel Evans has performed throughout the New York and Boston areas, Hungary, and his native Colorado. He has been heard in venues such as Jordan Hall in Boston, Alice Tully Hall in New York, and the Franz Liszt Memorial Museum in Budapest. His festival appearances include Taos Music Festival and Music Academy of the West. Emanuel made his solo debut with the Boulder Philharmonic in 2005; as an orchestral musician, he has appeared with the New World Symphony, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and has served as principal cellist of the NEC Opera Orchestra, the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.
Emanuel's greatest musical passion is chamber music. He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, Ian Swensen, and Roger Tapping. An avid proponent of 20th- and 21st-century music, Emanuel has premiered several works by young composers including Derek Sherron and Shen Yiwen.
Emanuel's former teachers include Natasha Brofsky, Jean-Michel Fonteneau, Paul Katz, Sophie Shao, and Peter Wiley. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where he was the recipient of the George Martin/Hans Thatcher Clarke Scholarship, and received a master's degree from New England Conservatory. As the first graduating cellist of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, Emanuel earned both a B.M. in Cello Performance and a B.A. in Political Studies. Emanuel currently works at Rainforest QA as Senior Software Engineer. Emanuel plays a cello by Lawrence Wilke dated 2004.