|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Genres||Classical, Fusion, Instrumental, Classical-Crossover|
|Occupation(s)||Musician (Guitarist, Composer)|
|Labels||Telarc Records, GSP Records|
Evan Hirschelman is an award-winning American classical guitarist and composer, born in Detroit, Michigan.
He is known as a classical composer who incorporates other musical styles into his music, including jazz, rock and metal influences. His music has been recorded by some of today's most respected musicians, including the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang. One example of his compositional style is the work "Lament and Wake", which is featured on the Grammy award winning recording LAGQ's Guitar Heroes, Telarc Records.
As a guitarist Hirschelman has been a prize winner in multiple competitions, including the Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition. He is known as an expressive artist who incorporates extended techniques such as tapping and slapping into his playing style. He has collaborated with diverse artists, including jazz-fusion pioneer Rick Laird of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, classical guitarist Scott Tennant, rock guitarist Paul Gilbert, and the late legendary jazz great Ted Greene.
Hirschelman is a graduate of the University of Southern California and University of Arizona. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Evan resides in Los Angeles, CA and has taught at the Musicians Institute, Hollywood, in addition to running a private studio. His debut CD "Water in Darkness" was released in 2009, followed by a guitar instruction book Acoustic Artistry -Slapping, Tapping, & Percussion Techniques for Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar published by the Hal Leonard Corporation.
Evan resides on the web at www.theguitarist.net.