“Only a Steinway can give expression to music's full range of moods and colors; its limitless possibilities bring my imagination to life. I love discovering the unique voice of each Steinway piano I am privileged to play in concert.”

Evan Mitchell

Pianist Evan Mitchell’s performances have been deemed “incredibly beautiful” (Fanfare), “amazing” (Fort Worth Weekly), and “no less than stunning” (Lima News).

Highlights include solo recitals for the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts (Chicago), Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), and performances at major venues in Shanghai. Evan has soloed in concerti with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; worked with conductors including Jaap van Zweden and Miguel Harth-Bedoya; and collaborated in recital with major artists including double bassist Gary Karr.

His 2015 album with bassist Szymon Marciniak earned rave reviews; Bass World called it “intoxicating…a seminal recording.” Evan’s solo debut American Century will be released in 2024 on the Centaur label. He can also be heard on “Piano de Pampa y Jungla: A Collection of Latin American Piano Music.”

Evan was a featured artist for eight years on the Texas Touring Roster, performed more than 300 concerts for Cliburn in the Classroom, and serves as a trustee on the Board of Mount Vernon Music. His enthusiasm for the music of our time is reflected in world premieres of works by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Frank Proto, Stacy Garrop, and others.

He has captured first prize in the Kingsville International Young Performers Competition, Five Towns Competition, PianoTexas International Festival Concerto Competition, as well as prizes at the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, among many others.

Evan holds degrees from the IU Jacobs School of Music and Texas Christian University. His principal teachers have included John Owings, Arnaldo Cohen and the late José Feghali. His early mentors Dr. Thomas Parente and Dr. Brandt Fredriksen pointed the way toward a fulfilling life in music.

Evan Mitchell currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Florida. In 2021, he was inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame.

Evan is a Steinway Artist.

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