Edwin was born in Nottingham, England. After studying violin with Sidney Griller at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Edwin began his professional career playing with the Orchestra of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden (London), the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Sub-Principal First Violin), then the BBC Midland Light Orchestra (Deputy Leader).
He then moved to Scotland where he became Concertmaster of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a position which he held for over thirty years. Edwin has worked with a vast number of internationally renowned conductors and soloists, and leaves behind a legacy of several hundred critically acclaimed recordings.
During his extremely successful and distinguished career as Orchestra Leader, Edwin also played in the position of Guest Concertmaster with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the BBC Philharmonic and the Northern Sinfonia, amongst other British Orchestras.
Throughout his years in Scotland, Edwin taught the violin and viola and coached Chamber Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) and Douglas Academy, a Secondary School for musically gifted children. He has an international reputation as a gifted teacher, with past-pupils in professional music, playing as soloists and orchestral and chamber musicians throughout the world.
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Sir Lennox Berkeley was one of the most accomplished, creative and respected British composers of the twentieth century. His prolific output of works covers all genres of musical composition including opera, music for the theatre and cinema, symphonic music, chamber music, piano music and a vast amount of choral music.
This recording offers an opportunity to hear the premiere recording of these neglected masterpieces. Discover a new sound world of duo writing for violin and piano. The skilfully crafted music explores new sonorities for the instruments, varying from the opaque and impenetrable, to transparent moments of celestial calm.