Evan De Long has been playing the violin since the age of eight, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Jorja Fleezanis and Grigory Kalinovsky. He is currently pursuing a masters degree at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he studies with Linda Wang and has a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.
Evan enjoys passing on his musical abilities through teaching, and believes in the importance of a solid technical and musical foundation. During his time at Indiana University, he helped teach group violin classes at an elementary school, and was amazed at the difference music made in the young students’ lives.
Evan has performed in a wide variety of solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. He has held positions in a number of regional professional orchestras, and is currently the Assistant Principal 1st violinist of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and a violinist in the Fort Collins Symphony. As chamber musician, Evan has been a part of a variety of ensembles, and in the summer of 2019, completed a contract with Lincoln Center Stage and Holland America Line, performing nightly chamber music concerts aboard a cruise ship in Northern Europe.