Kevin Edwards

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Kevin Edwards is a percussionist from Yorkshire. He studied first at the Royal Manchester College of Music (as a flautist) then at the University of York. He still lives in Yorkshire, proud of having contributed to the area's music, originally within Bands such as the James Shepherd Versatile Brass, and Grimethorpe Band with whom he was priviledged to perform at the first ever BBC Promenade Concert of Brass Band music in 1974. Intermingled with a teaching career, Kevin has been musical director of the Vermuyden Concert Band, freelanced with Such orchestras as BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Northern Radio Orchestra, played regularly with Opera North and its orchestra for 20 years from mid 80s, played in a very varied selection of small ensembles, including DreamTiger the London-based contemporary music group, and Cirrus, a quartet prepared to play literally anything "legal and decent"! Having retired as assistant director of Doncaster Schools' Music Service in 2009 he has filled his time producing CDs for some of the country's finest brass bands, making rocking horses, filming promotional videos, and cycling all over the country, including a fund-raising ride for Alzheimers Society from Land's End to John O'Groats over 9 days in 2019. Kevin has also taught in Germany, Norway and twice tutored the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland.