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Meet the Conductor

Julian Evans comes from Southport, England. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1989 where he studied piano and orchestration. In 1990 he continued his studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, where he now lives. He is at present the Musical Associate at the National Dance School of Scotland and is the conductor of the Glasgow Lyric Choir. He enjoys all aspects of performance from solo and concerto work through to chamber music and lieder and has played throughout the UK as well as Europe and the USA.


The theatre has played an important part in Julian's career, which has included a variety of projects and performances including conducting the premiere of Scottish Opera's "The Turn of the Tide" in the Helsinki Opera House and a diverse array of creative educational classes and workshops throughout the UK as well as trips to Bermuda and Portugal. Recently Julian has spent most of his time working on composition. In 2003 he was busy writing two operas for Scottish Opera: "Theseus and the Minotaur" and "The Lady of Loch Katrine" - which were performed in 2004 and 2005. He also had the pleasure of writing a children's opera "Alberich's Curse"- based on Wagner's "Das Rheingold" which was performed throughout Scotland.

Recently, Julian has made several trips to China where he has given lectures, masterclasses and recitals at various universities.