When, where and what did you play the first time with the English Concert?
I auditioned for the English Concert in February 2015 and did my first concert with them in May of that year in the beautiful Temple Church.
What has been your most memorable TEC concert and why?
I love our Carnegie Hall concerts each year of Handel Operas. The hall is magic to perform in and the concerts always have a great atmosphere. I also especially enjoyed a concert a few of us did with some TECA fellows last November in the beautiful house Caramoor, north of Manhattan.
What’s one of your favourite pieces of music and why?
Anything by Bach ever! The Brandenburgs, Orchestral Suites, instrumental concertos…. I know many musicians groan when faced with the Air from the 3rd suite, but I’m still always moved by its perfection.
Do you have a secret interest or hobby that would surprise people?
I’d love to say yes but I don’t think I do. Maybe I should take this as a challenge!
Alice Evans was born in Western Australia and at 15 became a full time student at the WA Conservatorium of Music. In addition she travelled to London for some intensive periods of study with Carmel Kaine at the Royal Academy of Music.
At 21 Alice moved to Sydney to become a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, a position she held until December 2012. Whilst a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Alice was awarded a Churchill Fellowship which enabled her to spend a sabbatical year in Europe studying baroque violin.
Upon her return to Sydney Alice continued to perform with Early Music Ensembles around Australia, often as leader, including Ironwood Ensemble, The Australian Haydn Ensemble, Pinchgut Opera, Sinfonia Australis and was a founding member of The Australian Bach Ensemble. Alice also joined Florilegium, Concerto Copenhagen and Les Talens Lyriques for Australian concert tours.
In 2014 Alice moved with her family to London and she is now a member of The English Concert and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment. She also performs with other ensembles including Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Dunedin Consort, Academy of Ancient Music and has been guest Principal Second violin with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.