Evan Hjort

Evan Hjort, violin (Seattle, WA), recently completed his Masters of Music Performance degree at the New England Conservatory as a Presidential Scholar. Evan spent his undergraduate years as a Presidential Scholarship and Stamps Foundation Scholarship recipient at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings.

In recent years, Evan has appeared as a guest artist at the Rome Chamber Music Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Classical Tahoe, and the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival, and won the New England Conservatory chamber music honors competition. Evan is an enthusiastic proponent of contemporary music, and has worked with and premiered pieces by composers including Tan Dun, Ryiuichi Sakamoto, Caroline Shaw, James MacMillan, and Wayne Shorter. As an enthusiastic performer and follower of many non-classical musical styles, Evan has collaborated with members of Rolling Stones and R.E.M, as well as performing alongside Esperanza Spalding in her 2021 operatic debut. Evan is an accomplished orchestral musician and has performed in more than a dozen countries around the world. He recently served as assistant concertmaster of the New England Conservatory Philharmonia and New York String Orchestra. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2021)