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  • Assistant Professor of Harpsichord
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Education

  • BMus, highest distinction, Eastman School of Music
  • MA, McGill University and the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg
  • PhD candidate at Leiden University and the Orpheus Instituut, Ghent

Biography

Mark Edwards has presented solo recitals at numerous major festivals and series, among them the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Bozar, and the Montreal Baroque Festival and Clavecin en concert. He has performed concertos with prominent ensembles including Il Gardellino, Neobarock, and Ensemble Caprice, and he has played chamber music with Il Pomo d’Oro, Les Boréades de Montréal, and Flûtes Alors! His debut solo CD, Orpheus Descending, is due for release in 2016.

“Mark Edwards brings the listener to new and unpredictable regions, using all the resources of his instrument...of his virtuosity and of his imagination,” La Libre Belgique wrote in 2012.

A native of Canada, Edwards is a PhD candidate at Leiden University and the Orpheus Instituut, Ghent, where his studies focus on the intersection of memory, improvisation, and the concept of musical work. His teachers have included Robert Hill, William Porter, Hank Knox, and David Higgs.

Awards and Recognition

First-prize winner at the 2012 Musica Antique Bruges International Harpsichord Competition

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