Emerging artist and RocketHub crowdfunding success, Evan Shinners, has dazzled New York City audiences in a set of audacious piano performances. Over 10,000 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) attendees witnessed Shinners during his residency in the ninth installment of the Performance Exhibition Series at the MoMA: “Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano (2008).”
Shinners was featured on the cover of New York Times Arts section and on CBS television show “Eye on New York.”
In conjunction with his performances at MoMA, Evan Shinners has also been running a successful crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub in order to raise funds for the recording and release of his live Bach performance album, titled “@bach.”
The campaign is still ongoing at: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/674-evan-shinners-bach
Shinners views both projects as a simultaneous campaign to bring classical music into the 21st century through a set of innovative live performances and Internet-powered outreach. “This is a unique glimpse into the world of classical music. ‘@bach’ is the present and future of the classical music concert.”
RocketHub Co-Founder and CEO, Brian Meece describes Evan Shinners “as an extremely talented and modern artist who is taking classical music into new and uncharted territories. RocketHub is honored to provide a creative venue and career launchpad for Evan.”
Juilliard pianist Evan Shinners is an emerging icon in both classical and popular music. He made his orchestral debut with the Utah symphony at age 12, and in the past two seasons appeared at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Avery Fisher Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston, Verizon Hall at the Kimell Center in Philadelphia, with tours of Ireland, Germany, parts of Asia and Canada. As a classical pianist he was recently hailed by David Dubal as “the greatest Bach interpreter since Glenn Gould” and next season plans to record and perform all seven Bach toccatas. As a performer of his original music, he and his band, the SUITS! have appeared throughout the United States, Sweden, Canada, England and completed a United States tour this summer, with guest appearances on Colorado Public Radio.
RocketHub is a grassroots crowdfunding community for Creatives by Creatives, founded by Brian Meece – singer-songwriter, Jed Cohen – actor/producer, and Vlad Vukicevic – tech-thinker/writer. The concepts behind RocketHub stem from the founders’ own personal challenges as creative people; therefore RocketHub supports a DIY-ethos that is welcoming and supportive to all artists and entrepreneurs from around the world. “We are the creative underdogs with a mission to liberate creativity through our platform and educational support. RocketHub is the center of the crowdfunding revolution and the foundation of the new creative economy.”