Catherine Edwards


Catherine Edwards pursues a varied career as pianist and organist, performing, broadcasting and recording as soloist, chamber pianist, accompanist and orchestral musician.

Her chamber music experience with groups such as the Composers Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble, the London Sinfonietta, and Capricorn includes both standard and contemporary repertoire. She has worked closely with composers such as John Adams, John Williams, Steve Reich, Michael Nyman, Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Brett Dean, and in the dance field has performed with the Siobhan Davies and the Richard Alston Dance Companies.

Her performances include many BBC recordings, prize-winning CDs, appearances at the London’s South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall, the Edinburgh, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Brighton and Verbier festivals and in the BBC Prom concerts at the Royal Albert Hall.

She plays regularly with chamber orchestras such as City of London Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia and the Orchestra of St Johns Smith Square.

Catherine holds the principal keyboard position with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and is a frequent guest of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the LSO, appearing as soloist with the latter in performances of Saint-Saens Organ Symphony and Carnival of the Animals, Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Reich’s Sextet, Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass.