Fjóla Evans, a Canadian composer and cellist originally from Reykjavík, Iceland, writes both electronic and acoustic music. Her works are informed by her cello performance practice, using structures where timbral hierarchy dictate the musical development. Commissions and performances have come from ensembles including the JACK Quartet, Architek Percussion, and Play duo, and her work has been featured at the MATA Festival. Upcoming projects include commissions from the Contemporaneous chamber orchestra, Viðarneisti duo, and an evening length work for cello and electronics based on Icelandic folk song, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. As a performer, she has presented her work at Cluster Festival of New Music and Integrated Arts and the Emergents series at Toronto's the Music Gallery. She has performed with ensembles such as Hotel Elefant, Lydia Ainsworth, and the Brooklyn-based ambient project Bing & Ruth.
In 2014 Fjóla was the winner of GroundSwell's Emerging Canadian Composers Competition. She has participated in the Bang on a Can contemporary music festival in Massachusetts, both as a composer and as a cellist. Fjóla is a graduate of McGill University and has a MA in composition from NYU Steinhardt.