Carlann Evans

Carlann Evans

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First year with SO: 2002

Hometown: Westlake, OH

Instrument: Carlann plays on a Petrus Gaginni 1978 Modern Italian, and Garner Wilson Bow.

Bachelor of Music - Baldwin-Wallace College; Master of Music - University of Texas at Austin

Carlann is a member of the violin section of the Sarasota Orchestra. She was formerly a member of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Gran Canaria, Spain. During her time in Spain, she also performed with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, the BBC Scottish Symphony, and toured extensively throughout Europe and worked with conductors and artists such as Osmo Vanska, Matthais Bamert, Fredericka von Stade and Rostropovich. Coming to Florida, she played with the Naples Philharmonic and The Florida Orchestra before coming to Sarasota.

Carlann has studied with Eugene Gratovich, Donald Weilerstein, Gary Kosloski, and Stephen Clapp (Oberlin/Julliard). During her summers, she studied at the National Repertory Orchestra and the Aspen Music Festivals.

Since moving to Sarasota, she has built up a large private teaching studio, teaches at Lakeview Elementary, Fruitville Elementary, and is the Conductor for the Beginning Orchestra at the Gulf Coast Home School Fine Arts Music School. In 2009, she recorded with Musicians Out of the Box on their second CD.

When Carlann isn't performing or teaching, you can find her birdwatching, doing yardwork, or training for a triathalon. As of 2019, Carlann is an Ironman! She also enjoys watching her son, Ethan, in The Might Sailor Band at Sarasota High School, and is proud of her daughter, Alana, who has a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Career Highlights:
Some of Carlann's musical highlights include performing Vivaldi's Spring in North Port, playing many recitals at local churches, and performing with Bria Gurl and his band.


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 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

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 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

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 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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