Cellist Kwesi Edman will be joining conductor William Goodchild and Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra in a performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto on Saturday 10 November 2012 at St. George's Bristol. The Elgar will form part of an all-British programme that also includes Holst's Egdon Heath and Symphony No. 5 by Vaughan Williams.
Kwesi graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2004 where he studied with David Strange and Philip Sheppard. He performs regularly around the world as a cello soloist, chamber musician, pop musician and conductor. He has collaborated with players from the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Southbank Sinfonia, Royal Opera Orchestra, and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has worked alongside artists such as Shirley Bassey, Damon Albarn, and Elton John. Kwesi performed next to David Beckham at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
As an educator, Kwesi is Head of the Performance, Advanced and Alpine courses at Oxford Cello School, and teaches cello privately in North London. Kwesi founded the Chamber Academy Orchestra in 2007 of which he is the principal conductor.
William is looking forward to working with Kwesi!