Evan Shallcross joined CCOHK as a core member in 2016. Previously he served as a violinist with the Macao Orchestra, acting as occasional leader and soloist. He also performed extensively with professional ensembles in the USA, including the Minnesota Orchestra and the New Haven Symphony. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Masters Degree from the Yale University School of Music. His teachers included professors Milan Vitek and Syoko Aki. Evan’s achievement as a performer earned him invitations to compete in the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition and the Mozart International Competition. Other distinctions include the Interlochen Arts Camp Maddy Award for Outstanding Violinist in 2004, as well as prizes and solo performances with orchestra resulting from the Interlochen Concerto Competition, and the Kenwood Symphony Masters Concerto and Aria Competition in Minneapolis.
Parallel to his performing career, Evan has cultivated a deep passion for music education, becoming a sought after pedagogue for violin solo coaching and chamber music ensembles. Besides music his interests extend to political and social sciences, economics, technology, philosophy, dance and photography.