Evan Few, violin

Evan Few

Atlanta native Evan Few has established himself as a leader in his generation of historical performance specialists, having studied and performed repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Gershwin on period instruments. An assertive, collaborative instrumentalist, his affiliations run the gamut from chamber music groups of a few to symphonic masses and include some of the most esteemed, and some of the newest, early music ensembles across Europe and the Americas.

Evan is a core member of Apollo’s Fire and the Carmel Bach Festival; principal, frequent soloist, and Artistic Administrator of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra; regular collaborator with Bach Collegium Japan and Chatham Baroque; and co-founder of Frontera, a baroque quartet established in Mexico City in 2015.

Evan received his principal violin training at Oberlin College as a pupil of Marilyn McDonald, and pursued further studies in string quartet performance at Rice University and in baroque violin at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He has participated in the making of numerous recordings available from Accent, CPO, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, and Zig-Zag Territoires. His violin was built for him in 2010 by Matthieu Besseling of Amsterdam, modeled after early Stradivarius examples; he plays with baroque bows by Luis Emilio Rodriguez Carrington (2011) and Thomas Pitt (2016).

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