Maddy Aldis-Evans

Maddy Aldis-Evans, by Arne Vossfeldt

Maddy Aldis-Evans was born in Leicester. She studied Oboe and composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in professional studies, BA(Hons) degree, ABSM(merit) in Composition and winning the BA Course prize. She was also awarded the college prize for Orchestral Composition, and the college Sinfonia, conducted by Andrew Mogrelia, premiered her “Four pieces for orchestra”. Maddy continued her studies at the Royal Northern College of music where she gained a post-graduate diploma in advanced performance and Composition studying Oboe with Jonathon Small (Principal Oboe RLPO) and composition with Dr. Anthony Gilbert. “Claudia” for chamber ensemble was performed at the college and Maddy was awarded the Rawsthorn Prize for composition.

Until 2013 Maddy held the position of sub-principal oboist and Cor Anglais player with the Anhaltische Philharmonie in Dessau, Germany and from 2000-2004 was solo oboist with Kammerensemble Cologne with whom she performed concertos including those by Mozart, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Cimerosa and J.S. Bach. Maddy is now sub-principal oboe with Sinfonia Viva and performs as a guest with many orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, CBSO, Halle, BBCNOW, Birmingham Royal Ballet and WNO. Always active as a composer, Maddy was commissioned by the IMPULS festival for new music in Saxon-Anhalt and the Anhaltische Philharmonie premiered “War-Torn and the angel” for string orchestra, solo flute and trumpet and actor in 2012. “River” was commissioned by TrevesPunkt Reed quintet based in Trier, Germany and premiered at the OPENING 2015 festival. A new work “Ascendant in Taurus” will be premiered in Dessau in November 2015 as part of the IMPULS Festival. Maddy also enjoys writing for children and her story for children “The witch's cat who lost her spells” is published by June Emerson Wind Music.