Edward was born and brought up in Birmingham. He studied music at Sussex University and the Royal College of Music and now enjoys a varied career as a freelance trumpet player, ranging from presentations on natural trumpet in a wig and tights at Hampton Court Palace to appearances with orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, big bands and shows. He is a founder member of the quintet Mardi Brass. He has performed on numerous recordings and broadcasts and makes a fleeting appearance in the Oscar-winning film Elizabeth – the Golden Age.
Edward’s teaching commitments have ranged from primary schools to universities. He has arranged and composed music for shows and a wide variety of ensembles and his music has also been published by Boosey & Hawkes and Warwick Music.
He lives in Surrey with wife Sian and their four children, Ben, Oliver, Elin and Tess and dog Tasha. (He supports Aston Villa!)
For more information, please visit www.edwardmaxwell.com