Biography

Evans Mirageas is currently The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera and the Vice-President for Artistic Planning and Operations for The Atlanta Symphony.  Evans Mirageas Consulting clients at present include l‘Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and The Mann Center for the Performing Arts (summer home of the Philadelphia Orchestra). Individuals include conductors David Charles Abell and Mei Ann Chen.

Evans' thirty-five year plus experience in the arts has also included symphony administration with The Boston Symphony, radio production with WFMT, Chicago. Evans is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Evans and his partner Thomas Dreeze founded Evans Mirageas Consulting in 1999 following a seven-year appointment as Senior Vice-President of Artists and Repertoire for Decca Records in London, England. Evans offers:

  • Strategic and artistic planning for arts organizations and individuals. This can include short term consultancies while vacancies are being filled and longer term relationships to boost organizational profiles both nationally and internationally
  • Vocal casting
  • Media strategy including - audio and video recording production and distribution, internet presence
  • Conductor and Executive Director searches
  • General career counseling
  • Lectures, pre and post-concert talks, podcasts and program book writing
Evans has been a presenter and lecturer at New York's Mostly Mozart, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, St. Louis and Milwaukee. His record production credits include releases on Decca, Innova, AVIE and Warner Classics. His executive and artistic search activities have included the Cincinnati Symphony, The Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Chicago Sinfonietta.


Clients and Activities

Affiliations

  • Gilmore Artists Award

    Advisory committee


  • Avery Fisher Artists Award

    Advisory committee


  • Astral Artists

    Advisory Board Member

Clients

  • Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

    www.osm.ca


  • Mann Center for the Arts

    www.manncenter.org


  • Sir Roger Norrington

  • Past Clients Include:


    Los Angeles Opera

    Lincoln Center Festival

    Classical Public Radio Network

    WDR Orchestra, Cologne

    Cincinnati Symphony

    Brooklyn Philharmonic

    Milwaukee Symphony

    Memphis Symphony

    Handel and Haydn Society, Boston

    Kansas City Symphony

    Pasadena Pops

    Fort Worth Symphony

    Conductors:  Semyon Bychkov, Sir Roger Norrington, Andreas Delfs, Robert Spano, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, and David Hill

    Composers: Peter Boyer, Mark Grey

    Singers: Eric Owens, bass-baritone

    Instrumentalists: Marcus Groh, pianist

Resumé

  • 1999 - Present

    Evans Mirageas Consulting


  • 1994 - 2000

    Senior Vice-President for Artists and Repertoire, The Decca Record Company Ltd.


  • 1989 - 1994

    Artistic Administrator, The Boston Symphony


  • 1982 - 1989

    Producer, radio station WFMT, Chicago


  • 1973 - 1982

    Producer, engineer, host, radio station WUOM, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


  • 1967 - 1975

    Sales, The Liberty Music Shop, Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • 1976

    Education: B.A. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor