My Biography

Susi Evans is "one of the best klezmer clarinettists of our day" (Simon Broughton, Songlines Magazine). 

She is a founder member of both She'Koyokh and the London Klezmer Quartet with whom she has toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil and released a total of eight studio albums. Susi has performed as a soloist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Aurora Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Swan. In Europe she performs regularly with her duo partner, accordionist Szilvia Csaranko, together with whom she published the Klezmer Playbook and founded the Klezmer Playbook CLUB.

Susi appeared regularly on London's West End stage in the National Theatre‚Äôs smash-hit production of War Horse and has worked with BAFTA-winning composer Jocelyn Pook, the Mahogany Opera Group and as musical director for Limbik Theatre. 

 Susi grew up in Hemel Hempstead, attended the Purcell School of Music and after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music continued her studies in Istanbul and at the Plovdiv Academy of Music in Bulgaria. 

She is Head of Faculty at Klezfest London and has taught at all the major international klezmer festivals including Yiddish New York, KlezKanada and Yiddish Summer Weimar.

 In 2017 Susi received an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music), awarded to former students who have made a significant contribution to the music profession. In 2020 she won second prize in the International Clarinettist Corona Competiton, adjudicated by 13 of the world's leading clarinet players.