Evan Lawson

Evan Lawson (b.1989) is one of Australia’s leading emerging artists, working at the forefront of contemporary culture as composer, curator and conductor.

Hailed by Alexandra Mathew in Limelight Magazine, “his conducting was superb, rhythmic, precise, and expressive…his whole stance was like that of a dance,” Evan graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (The University of Melbourne) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Performance (composition) under the tutelage of Johanna Selleck. In 2015, he completed a Masters of Music Research (conducting) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under Benjamin Northey with the assistance of an Australian Postgraduate Award.

He has studied internationally with David Aronson (Wiener Staatsoper) and Matthias Pintscher. Evan was the composer-in-residence at Billilla Mansion in 2015.

Evan completed the developing artist programs with the Malthouse Theatre under the mentorship of David Chisholm in 2014 and with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2011.

Evan has been Artistic Director of Forest Collective since its inception in 2009.