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Evangeline Tang - Double Bass


Evangeline is an British born Chinese multi-instrumentalist raised in East London, where her musical journey began first as a flautist, violinist and cellist but found her love for the double bass at the age of fourteen.

Since then, Evangeline performs regularly with UK orchestras such as the Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, English National Opera, the Sinfonia of London, Royal Northern Sinfonia, English Touring Opera and Opera North. Evangeline was the principal bass of the Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra in its inaugural year; starting in Russia and ending in the UK. She is the current principal bass for Bath Festival Orchestra, and is currently on trial with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Evangeline was a previous Britten Pears Artist, member of the London Symphony Orchestra String Scheme, London Sinfonietta Academy, and the ‘Pit Perfect’ Scheme with Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra.
Evangeline also enjoys playing period music, playing with many renown ensembles such as Florilegium and many other early music groups in the UK, playing in venues such as Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall.

Outside of her performing career, she is a co-founder of the double bass trio and organisation ‘Bassists with Boobs’(@bassistswithboobs), a platform that aims to empower bassists of underrepresented genders and colour by showcasing their incredible talent. She, alongside her co-founders, have a passion to debunk the image that you need to be ‘a big, strong man’ to play the double bass. Started as an Instagram page in July of 2020, the organisation has grown to become a respected and well-recognised community that now has a strong foothold in the double bass world. With increasing support for its ethos; they challenge the traditional perception of what the double bass role model should look like. They have played stages such as Cheltenham Music Festival, and have appeared on respected platforms such as Discover Double Bass, Contrabass Conversations, and International Society of Bassists.

She recently graduated her Masters degree with Distinction at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded the DipRAM prize, the Academy’s highest award for performance. There she studied under Graham Mitchell, Tom Goodman and Dominic Seldis, generously supported by the Countess of Munster Trust Study Award and Talent Unlimited. Prior to this she graduated with First Class Honours at the Royal College of Music, under Tony Hougham, Enno Senft, and studied baroque double bass with Pippa McMillan.

updated November 2022