Michael J. Evans is an American composer based in Washington, D.C. He has recorded with pianist Karolin Rojahn, Sirius String Quartet, St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Millennium Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and, the Moravian Philharmonic.
In 2015, he recorded “Misery”, his anti-concerto for Bassoon, based on the Anton Chekhov story of the same name, featuring the winner of the 66th Prague Spring International Music Competition, Jan Hudeček, as soloist. And, Michael's piece "Into the Woods' received its Carnegie Hall premier on April 15, 2018.
His works are currently released on the Navona label of PARMA Recordings.
Michael began his musical studies at age ten, with piano and saxophone. A typical band kid, he spent his High School years performing in marching bands, jazz bands, singing in the choir, and performing in musicals. He attended Kent State University where he studied piano and composition. 1986 Michael moved to D.C., where he resides to this day.
His latest projects have focused on multimedia works, combining literature, video, and music.