TONIGHT: Pianist and “Bachstar” Evan Shinners To Perform at White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The wildly talented and irreverent classical pianist Evan Shinners will perform at tonight’s White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, on Thursday, December 6. Shinners will open the proceedings at 4:30pm with his original Bach-ian medley of holiday tunes including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Carol of the Bells and Silent Night. Shinners joins a starry line-up of artists for the ceremony,…

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Evan Shinners’ @bach LA release party + exclusive video

Pianist Evan Shinners is confouding critics with his debut release @bach, a compilation of two live, unedited, all-Bach concerts.  “This is one hell of a debut,” raves critic George Grella, in his blog The Big City, “not only for the qual­ity, but the ambi­tion and attitude.”  And, Laurence Vittes in The Huffington Post calls @bach “essential” as well as “one of the brattiest…

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Evan Shinners debuts @bach in New York and LA

Preconceptions of how Bach should be played fly out the window with @bach, the debut release from the wildly talented pianist and 2010 Juilliard graduate Evan Shinners. The compilation of two live, unedited performances recorded at Juilliard and Rockefeller University last spring bursts with raw musicality, spontaneous and calculated virtuosity, and an ebullient energy. Shinners, who connects with today’s audiences in a…

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