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Head of Brass, Jason Evans

Jason Evans appointed Head of Brass Faculty

Tuesday 19 July 2022

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jason Evans as Head of Brass at the Royal College of Music (RCM), commencing in September 2022. Jason will succeed Nigel Black, who retires at the end of August.

Jason has been a professor of trumpet at the RCM since 2016. As a member of the Brass Faculty, he plays an active role both in trumpet teaching and the development of the faculty as a whole.

Born on the Isle of Man, Jason studied at Chetham's School of Music, and completed his studies with James Watson, Mark David, Paul Beniston and John Hutchins at the Royal Academy of Music. He is Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra and is in demand as a Guest Principal with many other ensembles. He also has a successful solo career. In 2020 he featured as a soloist at the BBC Proms and in 2021 he became a Yamaha Artist. Jason has been involved in several film soundtracks including The Avengers: Endgame, VICE, Black Panther, Aladdin, The Kings Man, Shazam and Dr Strange.

Speaking of his appointment, Jason Evans says: ‘I am delighted to be taking on the role of Head of Brass at the Royal College of Music and am excited to lead this world-class faculty and its extraordinary professors and students. I’m honoured to be taking over from my esteemed colleague Nigel Black, who has worked tirelessly over his tenure. With alumni performing all over the world, I am looking forward to working with the next generation of students in a supportive and inclusive environment.’

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music comments: ‘I am delighted that Jason Evans will be taking on the role of Head of Brass at the RCM. The Brass Faculty is recognised internationally for its exceptional teachers and students, with graduates in major positions around the world. With Jason’s distinguished career as one of the leading trumpet players of his generation, and building on the achievements at the RCM of outgoing Head of Faculty, Nigel Black, we look forward to continuing success in the faculty.’

Jason will oversee the Brass Faculty of over 75 students across all study levels, beginning in the Autumn Term in 2022.

Find out more about the Brass Faculty at the RCM here.