The Kennedy Center

Carole Tafoya Evans


Violinist Carole Tafoya Evans has been a member of National Symphony Orchestra since 2001.

Prior to her appointment with the NSO she performed frequently as a substitute player with both the National Symphony and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestras. Previously she was a member of the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and a faculty member of Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She also served as Principal Second Violin with the Breckenridge Music Institute Orchestra where she appeared twice as a soloist. An active chamber musician, she has performed with the Morrison, Omega, Summit, and Freimann quartets and the Indiana-Purdue Piano Trio.

Ms Evans is also a member of the Fessenden Ensemble, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and performs frequently with her colleagues on the NSO Prelude Series on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. She has appeared at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Tuesday Concert Series at the Church of the Epiphany. She is a founding member of the Potomac Trio with pianist Cecilia Cho and her husband, NSO cellist Mark Evans; the ensemble was awarded a grant from the DC Council on the Arts and Humanities/NEA. She has also appeared as a guest artist at the University of Maryland with her brother, NSO Principal Timpanist John Tafoya.

Ms Evans teaches for the NSO Summer Music Institute and maintains a private teaching studio. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University School of Music where she also held a graduate teaching assistantship. Her teachers have included Josef Gingold and Yuval Yaron.

March 20077
Carole Evans