double bass, composer
Evan Premo (double bassist and composer) is a member of New York City-based chamber music collective DeCoda with which he performs in residencies around the world. As a member of Ensemble ACJW, Evan has performed many concerts at Carnegie Hall and participated in residencies in Spain and Germany. Along with the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Evan premiered his own double concerto for violin and bass, “Simple Mysteries” inspired by the nature poetry of Mary Oliver. As a soloist, Evan also premiered “Concerto for Bass and Orchestra” by Finnish composer Jukka Linkola. His chamber opera, “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” (text by Mark Twain) was commissioned by the Pine Mountain Music and has been staged several times most recently featuring the Bergonzi String Quartet. Evan has performed at summer chamber music festivals throughout the country and has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
Evan is artistic director and founder of “Beethoven and Banjos,” a residency that brings together folk and classical musicians for cross-genre concerts in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Evan lives in Marshfield, Vermont with his wife, soprano Mary Bonhag. Together they are founders and Artistic Directors of Scrag Mountain Music, dedicated to presenting innovative, interactive, and affordable performances of chamber music. When Evan's not performing and composing, he enjoys woodworking, hiking, skiing, fishing, and simply being in nature.