Evan Whitfield is a pianist, keyboardist and composer of styles ranging from jazz to experimental new-age to contemporary improvisation. Evan began his musical education at the age of seven, studying classical piano and brass. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Evan was raised in a musical family from the very beginning and remembers listening to Vivaldi’s The Seasons, The Beatles‘ album Sergeant Pepper‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Glen Gould playing Bach, and attending Kenny Rogers concerts. As soon as he was proficient at the early stages of classical piano, he chose to study another instrument, the tuba. Thereafter his musical training developed with the repertoire of Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, and the English Renaissance composers such as Dunstable and Purcell. As well as performing recitals at churches and schools, Evan studied with members of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra and won several International Royal Conservatory competitions. After fifteen years of living in Ontario, Canada, Evan emigrated with his family to the United States of America.
After moving to the United States, Evan gave piano recitals in the Southeastern United States while finishing his BM studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. During this time Evan traveled to Rome, Italy, performing with the Rome Festival Orchestra, and in his last year of graduation, Evan won first prize in the university’s orchestra concerto competition, playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No