Chatham Baroque

Evan Few


Evan Few has established himself as a leader in his generation of historical performance specialists, having studied and performed repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Gershwin on period instruments. An assertive, collaborative instrumentalist, Evan appears on stages across the globe with the likes of Anima Eterna Brugge, Apollo’s Fire, Bach Collegium Japan, La Chambre Philharmonique, Harmonie Universelle, Les Délices, Musica Temprana, Symphonie Atlantique, and Washington Bach Consort. He appears annually at the Carmel Bach Festival, works as Artistic Administrator of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, and is a member of the new collective Music in Familiar Spaces.

Evan received his principal training at Oberlin College (BM, MM) as a pupil of Marilyn McDonald, and pursued further studies in string quartet performance at Rice University and in baroque violin at Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (MM). He has participated in the making of numerous recordings available from Accent, CPO, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Zig-Zag Territoires. Evan lives in Philadelphia, and is a devoted cook and avid yogi.

He plays on a violin built for him in 2010 by Matthieu Besseling of Amsterdam, and also plays on a baroque viola, modeled after Jacob Stainer, built in 1989 also by Besseling. His bows were made by Luis Emilio Rodriguez Carrington (2011) and Thomas Pitt (2016).

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