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British conductor Edward Farmer is the founder and Music Director of London Arts Orchestra. His performances with the LAO include theatrical collaborations, telling the stories behind great works of orchestral music. “an intoxicating combination of arts, visuals, music and storytelling” said the Huffington Post, with recent projects supported by the Arts Council, Barbican/Guildhall and London Community Foundation. Edward grew up in Yorkshire with early musical studies as a composer, pianist, double bassist, and singer, graduating with a Masters Degree from the Royal College of Music. Edward studied on the Royal Opera House Vox scheme, and worked as a composer for film, theatre and television, before beginning his conducting career in his mid twenties. Since then Edward has toured Europe as assistant conductor to Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted masterclasses with the London Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, at the Lucerne Festival, Dartington Festival, and Menuhin Festival Gstaad. He has received guidance and tuition from great Maestros including Ivan Fischer, Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Zinman, and Neeme Jarvi. He is a passionate advocate for classical music, and a gifted presenter of children's concerts.
“able to coax refined, elegant, playing from all the wonderful young talent in front of him”
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