Eloise Evans is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is an accomplished opera singer, recitalist, session singer, voice over artist and a highly recommended singing and piano teacher.
Eloise teaches from three studio premises, Paddington (including Eastern suburbs home visits), Hurstville and Narellan.
For fifteen years Eloise has coached talented young singers in both classical and contemporary styles for auditions, concerts, HSC examinations and AMEB examinations. She currently holds principal voice and piano tutoring positions in several performing arts academies and secondary schools in Sydney.
Many of her voice students have auditioned successfully for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Talent Development Programme (affiliated with the NSW School Spectacular) Berklee College of Music USA, Newtown Performing Arts School, The Australian International Conservatorium of Music and Performing Arts High School, The Voice and X Factor; are prize winners in major singing competitions including the Sydney Eisteddfod (where Eloise has served on the advisory board); and have performed in professional main stage musical theatre productions including 'Billy Elliot', 'The Lion King', 'Cat On a Hot Tin Roof' and several seasons with Opera Australia’s productions of 'La Boheme', 'Turandot', 'The Magic Flute', 'Carmen' and 'Billy Bud'.
While growing up in Sydney Australia, Eloise’s love of music was first influenced by her training at a very early age in piano and violin at the Methodist Ladies College. In her final Higher School Certificate year at Kambala Church of England Girls School she was awarded for her services to music in voice, piano, ensemble performance and musical theatre.
Eloise went on to study a Business Degree in Tourism. After working in this field and traveling for several years she made the decision to return to her passion for singing and pursue a career in opera. She successfully auditioned for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she studied Classical Voice and Opera and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 2005.
During her studies Eloise was tutored under the expert guidance of Australia’s most celebrated vocal coaches including; Sharolyn Kimmorley OA, Maestro Simon Kenway and David Harper.
Eloise has performed a number of principal and chorus roles in opera. She has sung the title role in Puccini’s 'Suor Angelica', (2006 Rome, Italy) under the baton of Maestro Francesco Carotenuto; ensemble in Jake Heggie’s 'Dead Man Walking', (2007 State Theatre Sydney); the role of 'Mercedes' in Bizet’s 'Carmen', (2006 the Sydney Theatre Company); ‘Sister Marthe’ in Poulenc’s 'Dialogues of the Carmelites'; ‘Lisa’ in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades; ‘Third Lady’ in Mozart’s 'The Magic Flute'.
Eloise featured in the 2004 Sydney Festival performing the principal soprano role in the premiere of Mirsad Jeleskovic’s 'Stone Sleeper', sung in Bosnian. Her many oratorio performances have included Haydn’s 'Creation', Mendelssohn’s 'Elijah', Berlioz’s 'Childhood of Christ', Handel’s 'Messiah' and Beethoven’s 'Ninth Symphony'.
Eloise has performed in concerts and recitals both here in Australia and abroad. Her performances encompass a large array of vocal repertoire ranging from opera, classical song, musical theatre, popular music and jazz. Concert and recital highlights include; principal soprano with ‘Encore Vocal Group’ for Princess and Royal Carribean Cruise Lines in Australia, Asia, the South Pacific, U.S.A and New Zealand; headline soprano for the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Italian National Day Gala Opera Concert; recital at the Bosnia and Herzegovina Embassy Canberra Australia (recorded live for ABC Classic FM); guest artist for The Oxfam International Gala Fundraiser Ball in 2004 and 2005.
Eloise has competed successfully in many singing competitions and eisteddfodau throughout Australia and New Zealand. She has twice been a quarter finalist in the prestigious McDonald’s Aria Award and in 2006 Eloise was the recipient of the Australian Opera Auditions Committee’s ‘Sheila Prior Memorial Study Grant’ and the winner of the ‘Grace Johnston Operatic Aria Award’ and the 'Horace Keats Award'. Her other awards include scholarships from the Dame Joan Sutherland Society, the Sports and Youth Tourism Foundation, the Opera and Arts Support Group and the Opus 50 Trust.