EVAN GEIGER, french horn is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He joined the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra in 2009 and also plays Principal horn with the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra, the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, and New York Camerata. While in New York, Evan has premiered several contemporary works with the Tactus Contemporary Ensemble as well as the New York Chamber Virtuosi. A frequent Broadway musician, he has played on shows such as The Lion King, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Wicked, and South Pacific to name a few and will be playing in the 2009 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He holds a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music where he was awarded the John Clark award for excellence in brass performance and has won the Lillian-Fuchs Chamber music competition three times. Evan recorded an album with Patrick Williams and Eddie Daniels entitled Elevation, nominated for two Grammy’s as well as re-releases of Porgy and Bess and Miles Ahead with David Liebman.
Prior to his New York life, Evan was a member of the YMF Debut Orchestra and a substitute for the American Youth Symphony in Southern California. During undergraduate work at UCLA, he was a part of the Gluck Scholarship Brass and Woodwind Quintets while playing principal horn for the orchestra. Various master class appearances include Jim Thatcher, Rick Todd, Greg Miller and Charles Kavalovski. Evan’s primary teachers include Erik Ralske, Allan Spanjer, David Duke, Brian O’Connor and Jerome Ashby.