Evan Hjort

Evan Hjort, violin (Seattle, WA), is known for his versatility and commitment as a chamber musician, concertmaster, and soloist. The 22-year-old recently completed his studies at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, as a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and the prestigious Stamps Foundation Scholarship. Evan is currently pursuing his M.M. degree with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston, as a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship.

In recent years, Evan has appeared as a guest artist at the Rome Chamber Music Festival, Classical Tahoe Festival, and the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival. As an accomplished orchestral musician, Evan most recently served as assistant concertmaster of the New York String Orchestra and concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States and the Rome Chamber Music Festival Ensemble. Evan has been privileged to perform alongside acclaimed musicians such as Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Jamie Laredo, Emmanuel Ax, James Ehnes, and Augustin Hadelich.

As a soloist, Evan has appeared with over a dozen orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, and Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, as well as numerous Baroque ensembles. Evan performs on a Parisian instrument made by Gustave Bazin in 1893.