About Evan Shinners
American musician Evan Shinners travels the world performing Bach from pool halls to Carnegie Hall. He has delighted audiences with his stories, songs, and unique renditions of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. A 2010 Juilliard School graduate, Mr. Shinners was recently featured on NBC TV and National Public Radio performing an all-electric Bach Show at Webster Hall. In December he was invited to the White House, playing Bach in front of 19,000 people including the First Family for the national Christmas tree lighting.
His first recording (‘@bach’) caught the ears of many: “I know this is a lot of weight to put on a young man’s shoulders, but Evan reminds me of a young Glenn Gould” (Bill McGlaughlin). “It’s tremendously sloppy, it’s excitingly insane! But by god there is nothing quite like it” (David Dubal). “A bona fide Bach-star” (Time Out).
His second album, (“evan plays seven”), is also a full length youtube film, and won the grand prize at Bachtoberfest 2012, earning him the title: Mr. Bachtober. A poet and a tummler, Mr. Shinners publishes his own writings annually and hosts an eclectic party of New York based musicians every month in Spanish Harlem.
He lives in Harlem and plays Bach every day for its residents.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Evan Shinners attacked the score with a bravura that might have pleased Liszt. . . .”—Roberta Smith, - New York Times
“A bona fide Bach star”- Time Out New York
“Here’s one of the brattiest Bach recordings to come along since Glenn Gould himself.”— Laurence Vittes, - Huffington Post