Evan Buttar started playing music at a young age in Vancouver, Canada. After completing a bachelor’s degree on modern cello at the University of Ottawa, 2014, he moved to the Netherlands to pursue a baroque cello master’s degree with Jaap ter Linden at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. He graduated in 2016, and that same year started a second master’s study there on the viola da gamba with Mieneke van der Velden and Philippe Pierlot, which he completed in 2018. He enjoys playing and exploring a wide variety of repertoire from Renaissance to contemporary with many ensembles, orchestras, and as a soloist. Evan performs with groups such as the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and the Dutch Baroque Orchestra, and is a recipient of BC Arts Council and Adriana Jacoba Fonds scholarships. He has performed in many festivals, such as Musica Antica da Camera, Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival, MAfestival Brugge and Oude Muziek Utrecht fringe, and Bach Festival Dordrecht. Evan plays a baroque cello by Jakob Weiss (ca. 1745) generously on loan from the collection of The Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (het Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds).