Gail Evans

Following a ten year teaching career, Gail Evans is now an active accompanist and répétiteur throughout Northern Ireland and further afield. She is in her twelfth year as accompanist for the various choirs that make up Belfast Philharmonic Society: the Phil Kids, Phil Youth and Chamber Choirs and the Belfast Philharmonic Choir. As accompanist, Gail has played for (in addition to the current Chorus Master, James Grossmith) conductors such as Daniele Rustioni, Rafael Payare, Jac van Steen, Christopher Bell, Stephen Layton and Lawrence Cummings. In addition, she is accompanist for the Ulster University Choir and also enjoys working with the National Youth Choir of Northern Ireland, the National Youth Choir of Scotland, Dublin Youth Choir, the Charles Wood Festival, the Ulster Orchestra and of course the Sperrin Choir (where she started her accompanying career at the age of seventeen). She performs regularly in masterclasses and workshops and has had the privilege of working with some internationally renowned musicians such as Sir James Galway, Mary King and Iain Burnside.

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