Join us for an exciting evening of classical guitar featuring the music of virtuoso guitarist/composer Evan Hirschelman.
Evan Hirschelman is an award-winning guitarist and composer, who has gained international acclaim for his unique compositions, virtuosic performances, and dynamic interpretational renditions. He has been heralded for “precise and prodigious technique” by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, “technical wizardry” by Los Angeles Times and “soulful musicality” by Malibu Times. Whether performing original compositions, traditional classical repertoire, or exploring diverse musical styles, Hirschelman seeks to find connections that stimulate the imagination.
The Grammy award-winning recording Guitar Heroes includes Hirschelman’s composition “Lament and Wake”, performed by the preeminent Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Peter B. King, music critic of the Post Gazette, described it as a “poignant, stirring six minutes of music.” He has been commissioned to write music for Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang and his compositions are included in the seminal classical guitar book Pumping Nylon. He has composed numerous solo and ensemble works for guitar, which have been performed throughout the world.
Hirschelman is known for intense and emotionally impactful performances; after giving a recital at the Guitar Foundation of America Festival, Soundboard wrote “I was mesmerized. Not only does Hirschelman have the technique to play anything he wants to, but his compositions are interesting and attractive.” Musical performances have taken him throughout the world and he has been a top prize winner in multiple guitar competitions, including the renowned Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition.