Tecwyn Evans was the conductor for John Tavener for MIF13. For more information, please visit the event page by following the link in the left hand panel.
After his studies in New Zealand Tecwyn Evans took up a Fulbright Scholarship to study conducting at the University of Kansas with Brian Priestman and Simon Carrington. From 2009-2011 he was Erster Kapellmeister und Stellvertreter des Chefdirigenten of Grazer Oper, Austria.
Tecwyn began his career as Chorus Master for Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1999 - a position he held for four years. After making his debut conducting performances of La Boheme for Glyndebourne on Tour Tecwyn has conducted Don Giovanni (English Touring Opera), Die Fledermaus (ETO), Fidelio, La Boheme and Pelleas et Melisande (Opera Theatre Company), The Rake's Progress and Eugene Onegin (Royal Northern College of Music), Hansel and Gretel (Opera New Zealand), Rotter (Oper Köln), Carmen and Madama Butterfly (Grazer Oper/University of Otago), Aida (Exeter Festival), La Rondine, L'elisir d'amore, and Falstaff (Opera North), Die Meistersinger, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Csardasfürstin, La Traviata, Don Giovanni, Faust, The Queen of Spades (Grazer Oper), Maria Stuarda and Simon Boccanegra (Chelsea Opera Group).
In 2005 Tecwyn was a finalist in the Leeds' Conducting Competition, soon after which followed his debuts with the BBC Philharmonic, at the BBC Proms with the same orchestra, and at Opera North.
Tecwyn has appeared in concert with the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Grazer Philharmonic Orchestra, The Manchester Camerata, RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Salomon Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. He recently made his Australian debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
In 2010 Tecwyn recorded a CD of music by NZ composer Anthony Ritchie with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and conducted British Violinist Anthony Marwood in the world premiere of Ross Harris’s Violin Concerto no. 1 with the same orchestra. He also recorded a CD with Bryn Terfel and the orchestra of Welsh National Opera for Deutsche Grammophon.
More recently Tecwyn made his debut in the Musikverein in Vienna with the Grazer Philharmonic Orchestra and premiered Rory Boyle’s new Bassoon Concerto, That Blessed Wood, with David Hubbard and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. He also conducted Aida for Dublin Lyric Opera and has appeared with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He returns to the UK in 2913 to conduct a concert at the Manchester International Festival and returns to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in October 2013.
Visit Tecwyn's website here.