François Evans

François Evans

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François Evans is a French/English, classically-trained film composer and music producer. Born in London, he wrote the scores to Edgar Wright’s first feature A Fistful of Fingers; Shaun Mosley’s The 3 Kings (featuring Ron Moody & Vanessa Redgrave) and Darren Ward’s Sudden Fury. His score to Stefan Archetti’s Italian feature Il fungo sirena (The Mermaid Mushroom) helped the film win its ‘Special Mention’ award at the Granada Film Festival in 2011.

In 2014 François performed at the Glastonbury Festival in a concert of music by Barry Gray, conducted by Charles Hazlewood and members of the bands Portishead and Goldfrapp.

In 1999, François co-arranged the music for the wedding of David & Victoria Beckham. In 2008 he co-produced and conducted the 81-piece Philharmonia Orchestra for the Barry Gray Centenary Concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall, in aid of the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund.

During the 1990s he was Associate Conductor of the London Gay Symphony Orchestra, conducting charity concerts including the world première of Wilfred Josephs’s Violin Concerto (soloist Michael Davis) and the European public première of Josephs’s poignant Mortales for 216 musicians.

Having studied at IRCAM in Paris, he combines electronics with orchestral instruments in unconventional ways, sometimes using ‘spectral’ techniques, which can bring a special quality to film scores. Dividing his time between London and the La.M.P. recording studio, near La Rochelle in France, François Evans is currently completing his first concept album of pop ballads.

He is a former member of BAFTA, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Music Producers’ Guild and the Royal Society of Musicians.

La.M.P. regularly contributes to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

François Evans conducting Philharmonia Orchestra
François conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall,
London, 2008

La.M.P. Studio
La.M.P. Studio, South Vendée, France.


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