Evan Shallcross

Violinist Evan Shallcross began violin study with twin cities musicians Taichi and Robin Chen. He attended Oberlin Conservatory and the Yale School of Music, studying with teachers Milan Vitek and Syoko Aki and obtained bachelor and master of music degrees, respectively. In school he developed an interest in new music and reveled in opportunities to collaborate with peer composers.

Since then he has performed and held positions with major professional orchestras in the United States and abroad, including the New Haven Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and as concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Orchestra of Hong Kong. Presently he serves as concertmaster of the St. Cloud Symphony.

Nurturing a love for small ensemble playing, he also co-founded the Hong Kong Chamber Music Collective and more recently the twin cities-based Crossroads String Duo. Evan has also been active over the years as a soloist, conductor and composer. In parallel with performance, he has long been passionate about teaching students and ensembles of all ages and levels, employing a custom-designed string curriculum.

Outside of music, Evan enjoys photography, dance, and learning about social science, physics and philosophy. He’s a cat person!

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