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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 and PGCE at the University of Ulster.  Following on from 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.

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Gail is in her seventh year as accompanist for the various choirs that make up Belfast Philharmonic Society: the Phil Kids, Phil Youth and Chamber Choirs and Belfast Philharmonic Choir itself.  The Choir is essentially the chorus of the Ulster Orchestra and, as accompanist, Gail has played for (in addition to the current Chorus Master, Stephen Doughty) Rafael Payare, Jac van Steen, Christopher Bell, Stephen Layton and Lawrence Cummings, to name but a few.

 

She is also accompanist for the Ulster University Choir (recently performing with them in Carnegie Hall, New York), the National Youth Choir of Scotland 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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