Edward is an experienced orchestral conductor equally at home in the concert hall and recording studio. He recently conducted the orchestra in sessions for Season 3 of The Crown for Netflix, recorded a selection of operatic arias for upcoming period drama Bridgerton (Netflix) appeared as a guest with the Polish National Radio Orchestra, Podlaise Opera Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, and as assistant conductor to the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
'Edward has proven his exceptional skills to direct an orchestra like the London Symphony Orchestra and his musical talent. On a technical level he was always in control, clear in gesture and rhythm being able to show much of his musical ideas in the first run-through. He is very pleasant to work with as he showed respect and good manners to the orchestra. His musicianship and experience in conducting is at a very high level.'
Jörg Hammann, First Violin, London Symphony Orchestra
I have got to know Edward as a very talented, intelligent and open minded conductor. I was really impressed how he communicates with orchestra and gives accurate practical and musical comments. Edward has a profound technique and great musicality and sensibility, which together with his diligence and human qualities, let me believe in a very positive further musical career.
Dariusz Mizera, Solo Kontrabassist Philharmonia Zürich (Orchestra of the Zurich Opera)
‘Watching Ed conduct Beethoven's Eroica, I was impressed by the rhythm and flow he gave to the performance and his personal style of communication with the orchestra. Following this, I hired Ed to conduct a recording session of my music for film. It was a pleasure to work with him. I sent him the music at the last minute, and he was able to bring out from the score all the nuances I had in my demo, conducting confidently to click.’
Maurizio Malagnini, Composer
Edward has a true talent as a conductor, enhanced by a communicative personality which inspires confidence to musicians and makes him a very positive character. He is also a creative and clever spirit, qualities which should enable him to fully express his genuine musical talent in the years to come.'
Pierre-Andre Valadé, Conductor
I have worked with Edward Farmer as a conductor, repétiteur and composer, both at the Royal Opera House, and on freelance projects in London. He is a charming and highly motivated musician, combining thorough, conscientious efficiency with a friendly and flexible human touch. He is always calm and courteous, and rehearsals always run smoothly when he is at the helm.
John Lloyd Davies, Head of Opera Development, Royal Opera House 2005-12
Chamber Orchestra of London
Isobel Griffiths Session Orchestra
London Contemporary Orchestra
Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska, Białystok – Guest Conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra – Assistant Conductor
Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Katowice – Guest Conductor
Menuhin Festival, Gstaad – Conductor & Presenter, Children’s Concert
Budapest Festival Orchestra – Assistant Conductor
Surrey Mozart Players - Guest Conductor
London Arts Orchestra – Music Director
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich - Masterclass with David Zinman
Lucerne Festival Conducting Academy – with Bernard Haitink
London Symphony Orchestra: Masterclass with Michael Tilson Thomas
Estonian National Youth Orchestra
Dartington Festival Orchestra
Royal Northern College of Music: Short conducting course
Keele University Orchestra & Choir - Conducting Fellow
Royal Greenwich Youth Orchestra - Music Director
University College London String Orchestra - Conductor
London Firebird Orchestra - Guest Conductor
TRIORCA Youth Orchestra - Guest Conductor