Hello! My name is Evan, and I am a trained violinist with 20+ years of experience performing in settings such as accompanied solo acts, baroque chamber ensembles, large orchestras, and even a 1960's tribute band. I have adapted to many different styles of music and am able to transcribe/arrange my own parts.
>>> Wedding ceremonies
>>> Marriage proposals
>>> Fill-in for sick or unavailable band/ensemble member
>>> Worship groups
>>> Special performances requiring a real live string presence
As a musician (and in person), I am adaptable, efficient, organized, and passionate about bringing music to others' enjoyment! Also an experienced guitarist and vocalist.
Evan did a wonderful job at our first annual masquerade ball! Our guests raved about his performance, and said it added an elegant ambiance to our cocktail hour. He is very professional and extremely talented. I’d highly recommend hiring him— just not March 2, 2019, because we need him to return for our second annual ball! 😄
Ciao St Louis Event coordinator
As C.E.O. of the second largest professional orchestra in Saint Louis, MO, The Matt McCallie Orchestra, I hire a lot of musicians, especially violinists. Ethan is one of the most versatile musicians I have ever hired. Not only is he skilled as a violinist, he also plays guitar and sings.
Unlike most most violinists, Ethan has all of his own audio equipment so he is far more prepared than most to entertain large events where instruments must be amplified.
Ethan exudes passion for his instruments, for performing, and has an adventurous spirit for new musical experiences. Ethan demonstrates professionalism by providing clear and timely communication, and he understands that arriving on time means being ready early. I recommend hiring Ethan Hunt.
Price Range: $100+
What to Expect
I like to be as prepared as possible for any sort of performance. I only contract where specific details and expectations are explicitly communicated so that all parties are satisfied. Chances are you don't want to be dealing with technical issues on performance day, anyway. So, expect a lot of questions from me!
My generic musical timeline:
1996 - Begin playing violin. Formal classical training for the next 13 years.
2003 - Begin playing in state-wide and city-wide honors orchestral groups, as well as local chamber ensembles. Also begin learning to play guitar (self-taught).
2009 - Begin college education for engineering at Northwestern University. Also earn my private pilot's certificate! Begin developing vocal abilities and finding opportunities to perform singing.
2013 - Graduate college and move to Saint Louis to work as engineer.
2016 - Join 'Revolution' 1960's tribute band as violinist, vocalist, and guitarist.
Present - Looking for opportunities to perform in the St Louis area!
Additional Booking Notes
I am able to play in virtually any environment:
1) Acoustic, with or without a microphone.
2) It is also equipped with an l.r. Baggs cast-in-bridge piezoelectric pickup element, powered by a Fishman Aura Spectrum DI preamp. This preamp uses EQ 'images' of actual violins to produce a beautiful range of lush and authentic tones. I am able to plug into an amplified system via balanced or unbalanced connection.
MONITORING: I also am equipped to use in-ear monitoring.
Past Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 10, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event - Cocktail Party|
|January 06, 2018–January 08, 2018 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||Revolution Band|
|December 15, 2017–December 16, 2017 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||Revolution Band|
Influences & Inspiration
Classical: I have studied, performed, and fallen in love with works from the baroque, classical, and romantic periods.
Otherwise: I could not put the Beatles down when I was a kid. I rarely found anything that could parallel the complexity and wonder of my favorite symphonic compositions, but the Beatles always did in my mind. I play in a 1960's tribute band, where I have discovered many more artists with a similar appeal. I also enjoy works from any other time period. In my opinion, the variety is the real gem of music.
This is highly dependent on the context of performance. I provide balanced and unbalanced outputs for my violin.
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