John Llewelyn Evans

Samling Artist Programme: 2005

John Llewelyn Evans began his musical training under the watchful eye of his father, the bass-baritone Ivor Evans. He was a chorister at Rochester Cathedral, later becoming their youngest ever Head Chorister.

He has participated in Masterclasses with Elisabeth Söderström, Graham Johnson, Malcolm Martineau, Meribeth Dayme and Robin Bowman, among many others.

Recent oratorio performances have included Elijah, Christmas Oratorio, Carmina Burana, Messiah, Monteverdi Vespers and Brahms Requiem.

On the stage, John has performed the roles of Tarquinius Rape of Lucretia, Escamillo Carmen, Lothario Mignon as well as Onegin, Count, Billy Budd, Sid, Dandini and Guglielmo and many others in excerpts at GSMD, Ramiro L’Heure Espagnole for GSMD in 2005, Dandini with Garden Opera and a residential masterclass and concert for Samling with Della Jones and Paul Farrington, also in 2005.

In November 2003, John was the winning baritone in the London Welsh “Young Welsh Singer of the Year” Competition.

John is grateful to the E.M Behrens Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the Broderers Charity Trust, the Worshipful Companies of Wax Chandlers, Arbitrators, Glovers, the Water Hyde Bequest and the Guild of Freemen for their support in his studies.