I work with students on technique and practice strategies, with a view to making practice fun and productive, focused on all aspects of music making and communicating with the listener. As a regular performer I know the ups and downs of playing in front of an audience and I believe that everyone can enjoy doing this. Music should be a joyful process!
I have a postgraduate teaching qualification from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and I have performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia and many other orchestras. I have been playing professionally for ten years. I have also worked with groups in primary and secondary schools, creating music for performance. I have an up to date DBS certificate.
I speak basic modern Greek and have learned and performed many traditional Greek tunes for the violin, so I am happy to share this knowledge with students.
Edward is a versatile freelance orchestral and chamber violinist, with over ten years of professional experience.
He performs regularly with orchestras such as Brandenburg Sinfonia, and has toured China with the Orchestra of St Paul’s, and the UK with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Recently he performed reduced versions of La Traviata and Billy Budd at the Royal Opera House in an ensemble of four instruments. He has also played as principal second violin for the Jersey Chamber Orchestra, and led string quartets there in educational outreach programmes for four years.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Phaedra Ensemble at Royal Opera House
Orchestra of St Paul’s
Camerata of London
British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Jersey Chamber Orchestra (including principal 2nd violin)
De Havilland Philharmonic
Dartington Festival Orchestra
Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra
New London Soloists Orchestra
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Postgraduate Certificate in Performance Teaching, 2017-2018
New College, Oxford, 2:1 in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 1989-1992
Violinist in Oxford Chamber Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonia, and Oxford University Orchestra
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