who attended the Curtis Institute of Music and Yale University and studied
under Steven Ansell, Raphael Hillyer, Michael
Tree, and Karen Tuttle.
1990, he became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other groups with whom he has
performed include the Boston Artists Ensemble, the Boston Pops, the Cezanne
Quartet, the Chamber Orchestra of New England, Collage New Music, the New
Haven Symphony Orchestra, the New York String Ensemble, the New York String
Orchestra, the Nisaika Quartet, the Pensacola
Chamber Music Festival, and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
late ‘90s and 2000s, he appeared on the Boston Pops albums, America,
American Visions, The Celtic Album, Holiday Pops, My Favorite Things: A
Richard Rodgers Celebration, and A
Splash of Pops.
shared the stage of the C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University
with Collage New Music on 12th January 2003 in a program that
comprised Luciano Berio’s
“Folk Songs”, Fred Lerdahl’s “Eros”,
and Ralph Shapey’s “Gottlieb Duo”.
2003, the Boston Artists Ensemble performed Johannes Brahms’ “Clarinet
Quintet in B minor, Op. 115” at Peabody
and Trinity Church. They returned to Trinity on 25th
February 2007 for a recital of Antonin Dvorak’s
“Quintet for String Quartet and Bass in G, Op. 77”, Dmitri
Shostakovich’s “Quartet No. 8”, and the ever-popular
(If an audience member can name the piece and composer, they win
free tickets to an upcoming concert.)
and glass harmonica player Thomas Bloch, violinists Jason Horowitz and Elita Kang and cellist Jonathan Miller delivered the U.S.
premiere of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s “Sonatina
for Glass Harmonica and Strings” in April 2009.
July 2009, he and other BSO musicians participated in the Lenox Athenaeum
Music Festival with a recital of works by Felix Mendelssohn and Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart. BSO members
performed at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester on 15th November 2009 in
a concert of Claude Debussy’s “String Quartet in G minor”
Ernst von Dohnanyi’s “Serenade in C
for String Trio” and Janos Rolla’s “Duo for Violin and
The Boston Artists Ensemble returned to Peabody Essex
Museum on 5th
February 2010 for a performance of Zoltan Kodaly’s
“Due for Violin and Cello, Op. 7” and Franz Schubert’s “String
Quartet in G major, D. 887”.
February 2010, Edward took part in a benefit/tribute concert for Doriot Anthony Dwyer, previously the principal flautist
of the BSO, that consisted of Debussy’s “Syrinx”,
a few of Dvorak’s “Cypresses”, Mozart’s “Flute
Quartet in D, K. 285”, Francis Poulenc’s “Trio for Oboe,
Bassoon and Piano”, and Erwin Schulhoff’s
“Concertino for Flute, Viola and Double Bass”.
of the BSO contributed their time and talent to another benefit concert at St. John’s Church in Williamstown on 7th
August 2010. The concert, the
proceeds from which went to the Berkshire Humane Society, included Debussy’s
“String Quartet in G minor” and Franz Joseph Haydn’s “String
Quartet in D major, Op. 20, No. 4”.
October 2010, Edward and keyboardist Pei-Shan Lee appeared at the Newton
Free Library in a recital of Rebecca Clarke’s “Sonata for Viola
and Piano”, Paul Hindemith’s “Sonata for Unaccompanied
Viola” and Bohuslav Martinu’s
“Sonata No. 1 for Viola and Piano”.
Boston Artists Ensemble performed Dvorak’s “Quartet in A flat,
Op. 105”, Schubert’s “Quartet in A minor” (“Rosamunde”) and yes—the ever-enticing
mystery piece—at East India Marina Hall on 21st January
August 2011, tenor Dario Coletta teamed up with
members of the BSO for a performance of “Il Tramonto”
by Ottorino Respighi and P.H. Shelley. Rounding out the recital were Dvorak’s
“String Quartet No. 12 in F major” (“American”) and
Mozart’s “String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465” (“Dissonant”).
and harpist Franziska Huhn
and flautist Elizabeth Ostling took part in a
program that comprised Debussy’s “Sonata for Harp, Flute and
Viola”, Franz Liszt’s “Un Sospiro”
and Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet in D major, Op. 44” on
9th August 2011.
November 2011, BSO musicians presented a chamber concert at the James
Library and Center for the Arts that included Michael Colgrass’s
“Variations for Viola and Four Drums”, Carl Ditters
von Dittersdorf’s “Duo for Viola and Double Bass” and Astor
Piazzolla’s “Grand Tango”.
field of music education, Edward has taught at the Boston Conservatory, Boston University,
the New England Conservatory, Swarthmore
University, and the University of Maryland.