Susi Evans

Klezmer and Balkan clarinet


It was the white-suited, balck top-hatted clarinettist, Susi Evans, who stole the avening for me..”
audience member at the Aldburgh Festival


I studied the clarinet with London’s top orchestral musicians from the age of 16 at the Purcell School and graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2004. It was whilst studying the clarinet in Hungary when I was 19 that I first heard klezmer music. The following year I attended London’s first Klezfest and co-founded the award-winning klezmer and Balkan group, She’Koyokh.

I travel extensively in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2005 I studied in Istanbul with the late, great, Selim Sesler. I attend the annual Bulgarian Folk Seminar at the Music Academy in Plovdiv where I study clarinet with Nikola Iliev and piano accordion with Georgi Zafirov Seymenski. I joined the Veda Slovena Bulgarian Choir in 2013.

As well as performing with She’Koyokh, I am a founder member of the London Klezmer Quartet and Bucimis Trio. We host monthly jam sessions in klezmer and Eastern European music at The Harrison pub, Kings Cross and a global-folk-open-mic at Biddles in Hackney.

In addition, I have performed with Frank London, Jocelyn Pook, Cigdem Aslan, Alan Bern, Abdullah Chaadeh, Daphna Sadeh, Bond, Klezmer Klub, Parvaz Ensemble, Eugenia Georgieva, Kosmos, and others.

Read my CV here.