Susi Evans

Klezmer and Balkan clarinet

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I have never heard any other clarinettist pull so many notes out clean and clear at such a breakneck pace, or with such infectious enthusiasm” Oxford Times

Susi “has a deep knowledge of the klezmer idiom” (Evening Standard), and her performances have inspired press reviews remarking on her “nimble solo features and excellent tone control” (The Scottish Herald). Susi is a founder member of klezmer & Balkan band She’Koyokh and the London Klezmer Quartet with whom she has toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, released eight studio albums and collaborated with the BBC Scottish Symphony and Aurora orchestras.

She appeared regularly on the West End stage in the National Theatre’s smash-hit production of War Horse and has worked with BAFTA-winning composer Jocelyn Pook, the Mahogany Opera Group and as musical director for Limbik Theatre.

Susi grew up in Hemel Hempstead, attended the Purcell School of Music and after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music continued her studies in Istanbul and at the Plovdiv Academy of Music in Bulgaria. She is Programme Director for Klezfest London and a regular faculty member at Yiddish Summer Weimar.

In 2017 Susi received an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music), awarded to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession.

Susi is a multi-instrumentalist who also performs on bass clarinet, piano accordion, Bulgarian bagpipes and whistles.

Watch: Susi performing with She’Koyokh

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