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Sian Edwards

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Sian is a conductor. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, and from 1983-85 was a student of Professor A.I. Musin at the Leningrad Conservatoire. It was during this time, in May 1984, that she won the first Leeds Conductors' Competition.
Sian Edwards has worked with many of Britain's leading orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Mozart Players, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, and made her BBC Prom debut in 1993.
 
She made her Royal Opera House debut in 1988 conducting a new production of Tippett's The Knot Garden and since then she has returned to Covent Garden to conduct Rigoletto, Il Trovatore and Madam Butterfly.  For Glyndebourne Festival Opera she has conducted La Traviata and the Ravel Double Bill - L'Heure Espagnol was subsequently televised.  

From 1993 to 1995 she was Music Director of ENO, during which time she conducted La Bohème, Jenufa, The Marriage of Figaro, a new Judith Weir commission, Blond Eckbert, The Mikado, Khovanschina, Mahagonny and Carmen.

Sian's has made many recordings including Peter and the Wolf and Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra for EMI.

For EPOC she has conducted The Clowns, Magic Flute and Carmen.

 

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