Edward Barnwell

Born in Harrogate, Edward started playing the piano at the age of three. Aged nine, he was awarded a scholarship to the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he studied under Barbara Kerslake and Louis Kentner. Following a period studying the sciences – he has an honours degree in Physics from Durham University – he completed his musical studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Constantly in demand as composer, arranger and performer, his musical output encompasses the full range of jazz and classical music. Amongst his many public appearances as a soloist there have been performances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and at De Doelen, Rotterdam and his recent work has included commissions and performances for the Manchester Jazz Festival, the Rotherham Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival, along with tours of Europe and the UK.