Accompanist

Gail Evans



Having studied piano under both Elizabeth Bicker and Stephanie Hughes, and organ with Desmond Hunter, Gail Evans completed her bachelor's degree in Music at the University of Ulster. Following a teaching career which led to the post of Head of Music in Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt, Gail is now an active accompanist and répétiteur throughout Northern Ireland and further afield.

Gail is in her eleventh 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, Stephen Doughty) conductors such as 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 Scotland, the Ulster Orchestra and Northern Ireland Opera. 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, Iain Burnside, Paul Farrington and Jonathan Lemalu.

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