American classical guitarist Evan Taucher is making a statement in the classical guitar world by establishing himself as both a performer and a presence onstage and online.
Taucher has enjoyed performing concerts across the United States and Europe, most recently performing and teaching in the 2019 at GuitarSarasota’s Concert Series, Grand Rapids International Artist Series, Madison Classical Guitar Series, as well as performing at the famous Palacio del Portalet in Alicante, Spain as well as at the Florida State University campus in Valencia, Spain.
Most recently, he was chosen among all North American applicants as the 2019 Magellan Scholar to study in Spain with the classical guitar’s foremost luminaries.
During his two years of study with Cuban virtuoso Rene Izquierdo, Taucher won 8 separate prizes in professional competitions throughout the United States including 3 Grand Prizes. Taucher was also the first guitarist to enter the University of Texas at Austin’s Artist Diploma program, where he currently studies with Adam Holzman.
Taucher holds a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University where he studied with Bruce Holzman, as well as a two Masters’ degrees – one from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with Rene Izquierdo, and the other from the University of Alicante in Spain.
Taucher is passionate about sharing music on stages around the world, as well as connecting the vast guitar community through social media – namely Instagram and YouTube. Taucher has online courses available through online course giants JamPlay as well as PickupMusic and has recently been featured in Guitar Player Magazine, ClassicFM, and Tonebase.
In 2020, he co-founded a nonprofit – Ex-Aequo, an artist collective that aims to broaden and strengthen the classical guitar community. At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ex-Aequo hosted the largest online classical guitar competition to date, with over 140 entries, and was also awarded two prestigious grants from the Rainwater Fund as well as the Augustine Foundation to fund the commissioning of nine new works for classical guitar as well as a visual album and large outreach project surrounding it.
Taucher is a D’Addario Artist and performs on a 2019 Steven Walter guitar.