Conductor: Iestyn Evans, MA (Oxon), ARCO, LRAM

Iestyn Evans is Director of Music at St James's, Spanish Place, one of London’s foremost Catholic churches, and of St Botolph without Bishopsgate in the City. In addition, Iestyn is school organist at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, one of the country’s leading state schools, and for many years conducted the school orchestra in performances of works including Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, Borodin’s Second Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony.

Iestyn regularly performs as a soloist and accompanist in the UK and internationally, at venues which have included St John's Smith Square; Notre-Dame de Paris; St Patrick's, New York; Brussels Cathedral; Chartres Cathedral; Stephansdom, Vienna; St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town and St Peter’s, Rome. His discography includes seven CDs by the Schola Cantorum of the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School as well as recordings of works by Georg Schumann, a recording with the choir of St Etheldreda’s and a solo CD recorded at St James’s. Recent engagements include a concert in the Red House, Aldeburgh, and a concerto performance in the Grand Hall in the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.

He read music at The Queen's College, Oxford where he was organ scholar and studied with David Titterington at the Royal Academy of Music. Past appointments have included organ scholarships at Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and St Davids Cathedral, and seven years as Organist of St Etheldreda's, Ely Place.

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