Principal Conductor of Milton Keynes City Orchestra
Sian Edwards studied at the RNCM and with Professor A.I. Musin at the Leningrad Conservatoire. She has worked with many of the world’s leading orchestras including Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland, Orchestre de Paris, Berlin Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, MDR Leipzig, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, the London Sinfonietta, the Hallé, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She has a close relationship with Ensemble Modern in Germany. She made her operatic debut in 1986 conducting Weill's Mahagonny for Scottish Opera, and her ROH debut in 1988 with Tippett's The Knot Garden. From 1993 to 1995 she was Music Director of ENO for whom her repertoire included Khovanshchina, Jenufa, Queen of Spades and Blond Eckbert (also recorded on Collins). For the Glyndebourne Festival she has conducted La Traviata and the Ravel Double Bill, and for Glyndebourne Touring Opera Katya Kabanova and Tippett's New Year. She conducted the world premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Greek at the Munich Biennale in 1988. Recent engagements have included the world premiere of Hans Gefors' Clara for the Opéra Comique in Paris, Cosi fan tutte in Aspen, her return to ENO for Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni in Copenhagen, Damnation de Faust in Helsinki, Peter Grimes in Frankfurt and Previn A Streetcar Named Desire at the Theater an der Wien. Sian Edwards' recordings include Peter and the Wolf, Britten's Young Person's Guide, and Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony, all with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Judith Weir's Blond Eckbert with English National Opera. Future concert engagements include the Vienna Symphony, the Kuopio Symphony, Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. Future operatic engagements include Adams Dead Man Walking at the Theater an der Wien, Tchaikovsky Queen of Spades for the Oper Frankfurt and Weir A Night at the Chinese Opera for Scottish Opera
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