Gail Evans, from Mid-Ulster, studied piano under both Elizabeth Bicker and Stephanie Hughes and organ with Desmond Hunter. Having completed her undergraduate degree and PGCE in Music at the University of Ulster, Gail embarked on a teaching career which led to the post of Head of Music in Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt. She particularly enjoyed training the Junior, Senior and Chamber Choirs. In her final year at the school, Gail organised and directed a highly successful school concert in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
Playing piano and accompanying others has been Gail's lifelong passion and having moved out of the education sector, she is now developing her skills as an active accompanist and répétiteur throughout the province.
Gail is in her third year as accompanist for Belfast Philharmonic Choir, Phil Kids, Phil Youth Choir and Chamber Choir; all of which she does alongside her ongoing work for the University of Ulster Choir, NYCOS, Tosini, the Ulster Youth Choir and NI Opera. In additio, she performs in masterclasses and workshops with various internationally renowned musicians such as Mary King, Iain Burnside, Paul Farrington and Jonathan Lemalu.
Gail also regularly plays for recitals and examinations, accompanies at Music Festivals and acts as musical co-ordinator for annual events such as Newtownabbey Council's Shoreline Festival concert 'Classics in the Park'.