Evan Hirschelman, award-winning guitarist and composer, 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 Timesand “soulful musicality” by Malibu Times. Whether performing original compositions, traditional classical repertoire, or exploring diverse musical forms, Hirschelman seeks to find connections that stimulate the imagination.
As a composer, Hirschelman’s compositions reflect a fusion of musical influences. They range from classical to metal, creating a unique style of hybrid music hailed by critics and audiences alike. In addition to performing his own works, he has been commissioned by renowned musicians and received top accolades for his composing. 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 also wrote a Chinese influenced piece for guitarist Xuefei Yang, which received widespread acclaim, and his compositions are included in the new edition of the seminal classical guitar book Pumping Nylon. He has composed numerous solo and ensemble works for guitar, which have been performed throughout the world.
This concert is sponsored by the Hill Guitar Company.