Juliet Edwards


 

Juliet Edwards studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Alexander Kelly, Roger Vignoles and the members of the Amadeus String Quartet. She was awarded the prestigious DipRAM on completing her studies, having won prizes for solo piano, chamber music and accompaniment. In 1997 she was appointed an Associate of the RAM.

Juliet's engagements take her around the world and she is a regular performer at concert series and festivals throughout the UK. She has performed with many distinguished soloists and ensembles including
Paul Archibald, Emma Bell, William Bennett, David Campbell, Philippa Davies, Richard Edgar-Wilson, Gerard McChrystal, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Robert Tear, Trevor Wye and the Schidlof Quartet, and has worked with composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Oliver Knussen. She also has her own group, the Edwards Ensemble, and a piano duo with John Flinders. Juliet has appeared at most of London's major venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and LSO St Lukes. She is a staff accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and also works often with the London Symphony Orchestra as part of LSO Discovery, appearing in concert at LSO St Lukes and the Barbican. She performs and coaches at festivals and summer schools including Musicfest Aberystwyth, Dartington International Summer School and The Benslow Music Trust and she teaches piano at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.

 

Recordings include Joie de Vivre, French trumpet and piano repertoire for the Brass Classics label, and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' virtuosic Trumpet Sonata for the composer's own MaxOpus label, both with Paul Archibald, and Alan Hovhaness' concerto Khaldis with the International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble on Brass Classics. Juliet has produced a number of recordings, working with artists including Members of the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, The London Mozart Players, the International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble and the Golden Section, and composers including Mark-Anthony Turnage, Cecilia McDowall and Jim Parker. She has a young family and lives in South London.

 

Recent engagements include recitals at Musicfest Aberystwyth with saxophonist Gerard McChrystal and at Dartington International Summer School with baritone Stephen Varcoe and with pianist John Flinders performing two-piano works by Detlev Glanert.