Evan Buttar

Baroque Ensemble · Viola da Gamba

Evan Buttar, cello and viola da gamba Hendrik Zwaardecroonstraat 148 • The Hague, The Netherlands 06 2627 9154 • evanbuttar@gmail.com
Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Master of Viola da Gamba, September 2016 – present) Teachers: Mieneke van der Velden

Philippe Pierlot
Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Master of Baroque Cello, September 2014 – June 2016) Teachers: Jaap ter Linden (baroque cello)

Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba – minor)
University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Music – Summa cum laude, September 2010 – April 2014) Teachers: Denise Djokic (September 2010 – December 2010)

Paul Marleyn (January 2011 – April 2014)
Vancouver Academy of Music (Performer’s Certificate, September 1996 – June 2010) Teachers: Mary Thomson (September 1997 – June 2008)

Judith Fraser (September 2008 – June 2010)

Professional Experience

Freelance musician (2009 – present)
I regularly perform concerts with a variety of ensembles and orchestras, as well solo or duo concerts.

Private teaching (2009 – 2014)
I have taught numerous students weekly private lessons, ranging from beginning to advanced students and children to adults.

Music Festivals and Workshops Attended

Tafelmusik Winter Institute (2014)
Early Music Vancouver Baroque Instrumental Programme (2013) International Baroque Institute at Longy (2013)
Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute (2013)
Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival (2012)
International Cello Festival of Canada (2011)
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (2011, 2013, and 2014 as continuo team) Domaine Forget (2009 and 2010)
Valhalla Summer School of Music (2008 and 2009)

Solo Experience

Beethoven Concerts with Tullia Melandri (2016-2017, venues throughout the Netherlands) Haarlem Bach Ensemble (October/December 2016, viola da gamba and piccolo cello solos) Second Year Master Recital (June 2016)
St John Passion viola da gamba solos (March 2016, in Culemborg)

First Year Master Recital (June 2015)
Fourth Year Undergraduate Credit Recital (April 2014)
Third Year Undergraduate Credit Recital (April 2013)
Finalist in University of Ottawa Concerto Competition (2013)
Performer’s Certificate Recital at the Vancouver Academy of Music (May 2010)
BC Provincial Festival (May 2010)
Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival (3-5 classes each year, 2008 – 2010) Vancouver Academy of Music (1-4 performances annually, 1998 – 2010) Various concerts throughout Europe and North America

Orchestral/Chamber Experience

Academia Montis Regalis training course (March 2017)
Symphonie Atlantique (October 2016 conservatory project; March-April 2017 St John Passion

tour [viola da gamba])
La Banda Ariosa (November/December 2016)
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century (April/May 2016, conservatory project) The Consort of 18th Century Harmony (December 2015 – present)
Café Haydn/Hummel (2015 – present)
Royal Conservatory of The Hague Projects (September 2014 – present) Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (September 2013 – May 2014)
Pellegrini Opera Company (2013 and 2014)
University of Ottawa Opera Orchestra (January – February 2011) University of Ottawa Orchestra (September 2010 – April 2014)
Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra (September 2007 – May 2010) Vancouver Academy of Music Orchestras (September 2004 – June 2008) Most of the festivals and workshops listed above


Adriana Jacoba Fonds full tuition scholarship (2016-2017)
BC Arts Council Scholarship (2015 and 2016)
University of Ottawa tuition scholarship (2010-2014)
Dr. William G. Black Memorial Scholarship from Kiwanis Club of Vancouver (2010)

2016 – 2015 – 2013 – 2012 – 2011 –

2010 – 2009 –
Albert Brüggen
Rob Nairn, Wieland Kuijken, Catherine Jones
Johannes Moser, Kenneth Slowik, Phoebe Carrai, Jaap ter Linden
Hans Jørgen Jensen, Denise Djokic, John Ehde
Paul Pulford, Vernon Regehr, Thomas Wiebe, Christina Mahler, Colin Carr, Jeanne Lamon
Steven Isserlis, Carey Cheney, Philippe Muller, Matt Haimovitz
Nigel Boehm, Audrey Nodwell, Henk Guittart, Ron Leonard, Yuri Hooker