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Chris Evans


Orchestral Positions:

  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra – Co-Principal Trumpet (06/2013 – 10/2018)
  • Full Time Freelance – 2008 – current

Current Trials:

  • English National Opera – Trial for Principal Trumpet
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra- Trial for Joint Principal Trumpet
  • Philharmonia Orchestra – Trial for Principal Trumpet and 2nd Trumpet Trial
  • Ulster Orchestra – Principal Trumpet Trial

Previous Trials:

  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Trial for Principal Trumpet
  • Scottish Opera - Trial forPrincipalTrumpet
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra – Trial for Co- Principal and 2nd Trumpet
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Trial for 4th Trumpet

 Freelance Work:

  • Philharmonia Orchestra – Including Principal Trumpet (including film sessions and Live Broadcasts).
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra – Guest Principal Trumpet – Including Live Broadcasts.
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra – Guest Principal Trumpet – Including Live Broadcasts at BBC Proms.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra - Including Principal Trumpet- including Live Broadcasts.
  • English National Opera – Guest Principal Trumpet – Including Recording Sessions.
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Including Principal Trumpet.  
  • London Symphony Orchestra –Including Recordings and Film Sessions.
  • Film Sessions: Iron Man 3. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Downton Abbey Film. Teletubbies Series. Lego Avengers Video Game, etc.
  • London Mozart Players: Guest Principal Trumpet.
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Including Principal Trumpet – Including Recordings.
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales – Including Recordings.
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Including Principal Trumpet – Including Live Broadcasts and recordings.
  • Welsh National Opera – Guest Principal Trumpet.
  • Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
  • West End work: ‘Matilda’- Deputy. Miss Saigon – Deputy Principal Trumpet on 2018 Tour. Wizard of Oz – Previous deputy Principal Trumpet at the London Palladium.
  • Aurora Contemporary Ensemble - Including Principal Trumpet – Including recordings.
  • London Contemporary Ensemble – Including Principal Trumpet.
  • London Concert Orchestra- Principal Trumpet.
  • National Symphony Orchestra – Including Principal Trumpet.
  • English National Ballet - Including Principal Trumpet.  
  • English Touring Opera -Including Principal Trumpet.
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia, European Union Orchestra, European Camarata,Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic, Bath Philharmonia, Longborough Festival Opera.

 Chamber Work:

  • Philharmonia Orchestra: Contemporary ‘Music of Today’ Concerts – Principal Trumpet
  • Philharmonia Large Brass Ensemble- Principal Trumpet
  • BBC Philharmonic Large Brass EnsembleContemporaryConcerts and various quintet concerts – Principal Trumpet
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble Concerts
  • Opera North Brass Ensemble
  • Barbican Brass Quintet: Selected recitals - Guildford Festival, Southampton University, Spitalfields Festival & International Artist Managers Association Conference

Solo Work:

  • BBC Philharmonic Large Brass Ensemble: Soloist.
  • BBC Proms Plus concert - UK premiers by Louis Andriessen (Live Radio Broadcasts)
  • Royal Festival Hall Main Stage Recital, won by audition. Organised by the Martyn Musical Scholarship Fund from the Philharmonia Orchestra.
  • Baroque Solo repertoire with London Concertante
  • ‘Concordia Foundation’ artist manager baroque recitals.
  • Solo Baroque Repertoire – ‘London Theseus Ensemble’
  • Haydn Trumpet Concerto with Guildford Symphony Orchestra.

Teaching Experience:

  • Sydney Youth Orchestra – Brass Tutor (booked via the Philharmonia Orchestra)
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Adjudicating Trumpet Exams.
  • Trinity College of Music – Trumpet Class’
  • Royal Northern College of Music – Trumpet Class’
  • Manchester University – Teaching individual lessons.
  • ‘Musicale’ Summer School – Brass Tutor
  • Previous and Current Private Pupils


  • Craxton Memorial Trust award winner (2009)
  • Musicians Benevolent Fund Award winner (2009)
  • Sidney Perry Foundation Award from the Martyn Musical Scholarship Fund (2008 and 2009)
  • Guildhall Armourers and Brasiers Brass prize - First prize (2008)
  • John E. Mortimer award from the Martyn Musical Scholarship Fund (2007)          


  • London Sinfonietta Academy - 2009
  • Royal College of Music – PGDip
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama- BMus (Hons)
  • LRSM Performance Diploma      
  • Dip ABRSM performing Diploma 

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