Conductor & Composer Edward Farmer shares his love of music through performances with some of the world’s top symphony orchestras, and through the composition of music for stage and screen. He has recently worked with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, and Gstaad Festival Orchestra and in 2017/18 looks forward to working with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska, Surrey Mozart Players, whilst continuing as Music Director of London Arts Orchestra. Edward’s music has featured in television productions by the BBC and Ten Alps, on the stage at theatre productions across the UK, and at the Royal Opera House as part of the "VOX" programme, on the development of new opera. He was nominated for a European film music award at the Soundtrack Cologne Festival.
Edward graduated with a Masters Degree in Composition from the Royal College of Music. Shortly after he founded London Arts Orchestra (LAO), a new ensemble described as "an intoxicating combination of arts, visuals, music, and storytelling" by the Huffington Post. He recently presented a talk on musical storytelling for TEDx, entitled “The Power of Familiarity”. Edward has served as Assistant Conductor to Ivan Fischer and Budapest Festival Orchestra, and took part in training programmes with Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Zinman, and Neeme & Paavo Järvi.
In 2018 Edward will collaborate on a new composition for Salsa & world music pianist Alex Wilson, and a music theatre piece for Wilton's Music Hall, alongside ongoing performances as a conductor and a constantly developing a portfolio of music for film and television.