Evie Hilyer-Ziegler has just finished her time studying music at Goldsmiths. There, she developed a deeper interest in contemporary music and improvisation, and studied violin under Mira Benjamin in her final year. She directed most of her academic research toward female practitioners in contemporary opera and performance art, and female composers who have written for the violin. Evie enjoys exploring many different styles of music – from Baroque to experimental pop – and performs in a variety of ensembles. She is currently developing new material with her piano trio, Fen, who mix together jazz, minimalism, spoken word, electronics, and improvisation. Evie is kindly supported by the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust.