Jason Evans was born on the Isle of Man, where he started learning to play the cornet since the age of 6. He studied the Royal Academy of Music, with a full scholarship under Mark David, Paul Beniston and John Hutchins. Jason has been an Arts Council Ambassador since 2014.
Prior to this, he studied at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester from the age of 10, being member of the National Youth Orchestra for the last two years of his studies at Chethams and Principal Trumpet for the last. Jason is part of a succesful London-based brass quintet, Total Brass, formed during his studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
Jason's emerging career has led to him performing with the Halle orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and SuperBrass as well as playing Guest Principal Trumpet with the Gabrielli Consort, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Touring experience has taken him to perform in countries including Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Greece, China and Japan.
Prior to joining the Philharmonia, Jason was on trial for the principal trumpet position in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, being offered the principal trumpet positions in the latter two before deciding to join the Philharmonia Orchestra.
As a soloist, Jason has performed the Arutunian, Neruda and Haydn Trumpet Concerti with external orchestras, as well as many solo recitals including one at the Leeds College of Music in 2011. Being appointed to the position of Principal trumpet of the Philharmonia orchestra makes Jason one of the Youngest principal trumpets in the UK, and possibly the world.
The arts movement on the Isle of Man is one filled with excitement and diversity, and this has been my foundation to build on through interesting opportunities that I have been exposed to in the music world while studying and performing in London, and around the world.