Agent who throttled violinist escapes jailmain
The pianist Daniel Evans who has acted as agent for a number of classical celebrities has received a suspended sentence at Westminster Magistrates Court after breaking down his girlfriend’s door and thrttling her until ‘she could not breathe and her vision became blurred.’
Evans, 31, sobbed in court and expressed remorse.
His lawyer described him as a wealthy man who had ‘suffered a complete mental breakdown and was admitted to the Priory mental health hospital’ earlier this year.
The girlfriend, violinist Alexandra Knight, issued this victim impact statement:
‘I am horrified to find myself in this situation.
‘Throughout the course of our relationship Daniel has been a fiercely loyal partner.
‘I have found a true soulmate and partner for the rest of my life.
‘Unfortunately Daniel suffered an episode of complete nervous collapse and from that moment onwards I have supported him as best I can…’
Evans was the founder of Evans Arts, a shortlived Berlin-based agency.
Alexandra Knight is also an agent. She is listed as joint managing director of Wright Music Management.