Evan Price

  • Teacher of Special Programs, Violin

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Evan Price is a versatile violinist best known for his work with The Turtle Island Quartet and The Hot Club of San Francisco. He studied violin performance and music theory at The Cleveland Institute of Music and holds a BM in violin performance from the Berklee College of Music. An accomplished player of various non-classical genres, he paid early dues as a contest fiddler, winning first place in the 18 and under division of the Canadian Old-Time Fiddle Championship, at the U.S. Scottish Fiddling Championship, and the Kentucky State Fiddling Championship. He also performed with many of his fiddling heroes including Stephane Grappelli, Vassar Clements, and Johnny Gimble. After joining the TIQ in 1997, he spent ten years touring extensively in North America and Europe and recording five acclaimed CD’s with the group, two of which received GRAMMY┬« awards. During his tenure, the quartet also performed with many notable collaborators including clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, The Billy Taylor Trio, The Ying Quartet, and guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad. He continues to make his name as a leading voice in gypsy jazz, primarily through his sixteen plus years of performing and recording with the HCSF. In addition to his playing, Evan has contributed compositions and arrangements to both afore-mentioned ensembles and to other groups as well, including Chanticleer, The San Francisco Girls’ Chorus, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra, with whom he also occasionally performs.