Lindsay Edwards is a classical musician. She held the position of English horn in Hawaii Symphony Orchestra from 2014-2017 and the Boise Philharmonic from 2005-2017.
In addition to these appointments she is also an active chamber musician. In this capacity she has appeared as a guest recitalist at the Rio de Janeiro International Cello Festival, performed in Amsterdam's Grachten Festival and was a guest artist on Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Salon Series. Other festival appearances include Lowlands Festival in Holland, Pollença Music Festival in Spain, Astoria Music Festival in Oregon and the Lima Jazz Festival in Peru.
She is one half of the Chimera Duo with harpist Matthew Tutsky. In 2012, Chimera Duo was formed with the intent to perform small intimate chamber music concerts reminiscent of nineteenth century salons. Choosing two of the softest, most delicate orchestral instruments, english horn and harp, the duo is uniquely suited for this purpose. Whimsical, romantic and atmospheric works shape the ensemble’s repertoire.
Ms. Edwards has also completed international tours to China, Spain, Holland, South Africa and Mexico with The World Orchestra in the form of concerts and outreach clinics to build cultural bridges through music with underserved communities. For her efforts she has been awarded multiple grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts as well as traveling under the sponsorship of the Cultural Programme of Europe.
Building on what she had learned from her travels, Lindsay began exploring the relationship between audience, performer, music and space. In 2014, in collaboration with her Chimera Duo partner, the Modern Classics Series was founded to provide a new platform for audiences to listen and connect to classical music. In addition to the duo’s presentations, the series showcases and collaborates with other classical performing artists. The focus being classical to contemporary era works in an unconventional space, creating a harmonic balance between historical integrity of the piece and fresh interpretations.
Lindsay attended the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California on a full merit scholarship. In 2015 she received honorable mention for the Performing Arts Fellow by the Idaho Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts along with a grant in recognition of her work.
In 2016 she was an artist in residence at the Leighton Artist Colony at The Banff Center for the Arts.
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arranged for string quintet and english horn
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Op. 206
Vincent Persichetti, 1975
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