Elijah Evans is a highly accomplished international violinist and violist based in North Texas. An El Paso Texas native, his studies began at Coronado High School (El Paso) and eventually led him to study Violin Performance at the University of Texas at El Paso. During that time, Mr. Evans served as the concertmaster of the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras (2008-2009), Principal Viola of the UTEP Symphony Orchestra (2010-2011), and associate concertmaster of the UTEP Symphony Orchestra (2010-2012).
In 2014, Mr. Evans transferred to the University of North Texas where he continued his violin studies as well as adding degrees in Spanish and Linguistics. During that time, he frequently performed as a soloist both locally and abroad, being a featured artist in Texas, New York, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Canada, Mexico, Africa, and Italy. He was also involved with numerous symphony orchestras (Vicenza International Lyric Academy Orchestra, El Paso Symphony Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Juarez Symphony Orchestra, UNT Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Smith Symphony, Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Symphony Orchestra, Monroe Symphony Orchestra).
In addition to his rigorous performance schedule, Mr. Evans has also established himself as a highly desired educator (both US and Internationally). His students are consistently selected for TMEA all region orchestra. He also coaches numerous students each year for TMEA all state. Mr. Evans pedagogical skills are highly sought out, serving regularly as a judge for TMEA events (UIL, All Region, Solo/Ensemble). He also serves as the Head Counselor and Coordinator of UNT’s Summer String Institute, one of the most prestigious string chamber music programs in the United States.
Mr. Evans looks forward to meeting all students joining the Lone Star family!