Edward Kay studied music at Durham University, Trinity College and at the Guildhall College of Music and Drama, receiving conducting tuition with George Hurst.  After working in the north of England where his conducting work included the Musical Directorship of  Durham County Opera, ( including La Boheme, Bartered Bride and Carmen, amongst others) Durham Chamber Ensemble, Northern Praeclassica Chamber Choir, Durham University Orchestra and the foundation of the North East Symphony Orchestra, he has since worked in London with the Kensington Chamber Orchestra, London Light Opera,  the Stravinsky Players, the Helios Orchestra and  Figaro Opera. Further operas have included Verdi's Falstaff, Force of Destiny, Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades, Eugene Onegin, Britten's Albert Herring).  Edward's symphonic repertoire extends from Mozart and Beethoven through to Mahler's 1st, 4th,6th,7th and 9th Symphonies, Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra, Copland's 3rd Symphony, Janacek's Sinfonietta,  Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin and many other 20th century works.  Edward currently works as a conductor, teacher, composer and accompanist.

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