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  • World’s Strongest Violinist Kicks off Series of Performances

    Comments are off On Thursday April 20, Evan Pittman kicked off a series of violin performances across Arizona by performing the national anthem for more than 600 attendees at the AZ Coalition for Military Families 2017 Symposium for Veterans, Service Members and their Families. Friday evening, April 21, Evan performed a solo concert at Phoenix Country Day School in Paradise Valley, […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Completes Training with Tennessee Diving

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman recently completed an eight-day training session with Tennessee Diving in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Working under the guidance of former USA Diving national champion Michael Wright, Evan worked on several new dives in preparation for the 2017 Amateur Athletic Union Diving Nationals and the Fall 2017 Diving season at Brown University. Evan was accepted […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Plays Two Concerts, Lunches with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman commemorated the start of Spring Break March 17th by performing Irish fiddling music for two very different audiences, and sharing lunch with an Arizona icon. He began the day by performing Irish fiddling tunes (in honor of St. Patrick’s Day) for the physical therapists at T.O.P.S Physical Therapy and Osteopractics in Central Phoenix.  Evan has done […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Receives Presidential Volunteer Service Award for Second Time

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    Phoenix Country Day School senior Evan Pittman has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the second time.  He received the award for performing more than 240 hours of volunteer and civic service in 2016, and was presented the honor by PCDS Dean of Upper School Students Jenny Treadway.  Previously, Evan also received the country’s highest award for volunteerism for his […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Competes at Dorothy Vanek Concerto Competition

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman is in Tucson, Arizona this weekend for the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra 2017 Dorothy Vanek Youth Concerto Competition. Evan will compete against other violinists for cash awards playing Max Bruch’s “Concerto in G Minor”, the same selection he is using for his solo audition for Arizona’s All-State Orchestra.   The competition will […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Wins AAU Arizona Diving Championships, Qualifies for Nationals

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    World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman recently qualified for the 2017 Amateur Athletic Union National Diving Championships during the 2017 AAU Arizona Diving Championships held at the Southwest Valley YMCA in Goodyear, Arizona. Evan placed second in 1-meter competition, and first in 3-meter, winning the AAU state title and qualifying for AAU Nationals on both boards. “Last year […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Participates in 2017 West Region Honors Orchestra

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    For the third year in a row, World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman participated in the West Region Honors orchestra, held this past Friday and Saturday at Skyline High School in Mesa. During a weekend punctuated by unseasonable rain, fog, and cold weather, some of the top student musicians in Arizona worked through three orchestra numbers and performed them before a […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Attends Governor’s Youth Commission “Meet Your Representative Day”

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    On Thursday, February 16, World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman attended “Meet Your Representative Day” at the Arizona state capitol building in downtown Phoenix.  Evan joined more than 20 other commissioners for a full day in the Arizona Senate, beginning with a State Senate hearing on education, and including lunch with Arizona District 28 State Senator Kate […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist Appears in Sports Illustrated for the Second Times

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    For the second time in six years, World’s Strongest Violinist Evan Pittman has made America’s preeminent sports magazine Sports Illustrated. The record-breaking powerlifter was featured in the Faces in Crowd section of the January 30th edition of Sports Illustrated, which chronicled Evan becoming the youngest competitive powerlifter to surpass 100 lifetime world powerlifting records. Evan was previously featured in […]

  • World’s Strongest Violinist to Attend Brown University

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    Evan Pittman, also known as the World’s Strongest Violinist, will attend Brown University in Fall 2017.  The record-holding powerlifting was accepted Early Decision to Brown, an Ivy League institution in Providence, Rhode Island.  He received notification of admittance before the holiday period. “My great grandfather attended Brown two generations ago, but he did not have the […]