Fjóla EvansIS/CA

Fjóla Evans is a Canadian/Icelandic composer and cellist. Her work draws inspiration from the behaviours of natural phenomena as well as the droning lilt of Icelandic folk music. Commissions and performances have come from musicians such as Bang on a Can All-Stars pianist Vicky Chow, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Her work has been featured on the MATA Festival, Ung Nordisk Musik, and the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC Festival.
As a performer, she has presented her own work at Cluster Festival of New Music, (le) poisson rouge, and at Toronto's the Music Gallery. Fjóla participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and KulturKontakt Austria, among others. She has studied composition with Julia Wolfe, cello performance with Matt Haimovitz, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at the Yale School of Music.

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