Born and raised in the Seattle area, twenty-year-old violinist Evan Hjort is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings as a student of Amy Schwartz Moretti, Robert McDuffie, and David Kim. Mr. Hjort is also a Presidential Scholarship and Stamps Foundation Scholarship recipient at Mercer University.
As a soloist, Mr. Hjort has appeared with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, Sammamish Symphony, and Philharmonia Northwest, among other orchestras. During the 2018–19 season, Mr. Hjort learned and performed all six of J. S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and appeared at the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival. A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Hjort has participated in the Rome Chamber Music Festival’s young artist program and was a member of the quartet in residence at Classical Tahoe. He is also an alumnus of the Sarasota Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and the award-winning Pike Street Quartet. When not playing violin, he avidly enjoys composing, painting, photography, filmmaking, and sailing.