Double Bassist, Composer, Teaching Artist
Composer and Double Bassist Evan Premo creates heart-centered music that inspires audiences and musicians alike. His music has been commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, River Town Duo, Owen Dalby of St. Lawrence String Quartet, the International Society of Bassists, Diana Gannett, Paul Dwyer, The Pine Mountain Music Festival, Capitol City Concerts, and the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra.
Evan is a member of New York City based chamber music collective, DeCoda with whom we performs in residencies around the world including four he led in Abu Dhabi, UAE. As a member of Ensemble ACJW Evan has performed many concerts at Carnegie Hall and participated in residencies in Spain and Germany. As a chamber musicians he has performed at summer music festivals throughout the country and has been featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.
Evan is artistic director and founder of “Beethoven and Banjos”, residency that brings together folk and classical musicians for cross-genre concerts in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Evan lives in Marshfield, Vermont with his wife, soprano Mary Bonhag. Together they are the founders and artistic directors of Scrag Mountain Music, dedicated to presenting innovative, interactive, and affordable performances of chamber music.
Evan holds degrees in performance and composition from the University of Michigan where he studied with composers Michael Daugherty, Susan Botti, and Evan Chambers and bassist Diana Gannett. When he’s not composing and performing, Evan enjoys woodworking, hiking, skiing, fishing, and simply being in Nature.