First prize winner in the 2012 Musica Antiqua Bruges International Harpsichord Competition, Canadian harpsichordist and organist Mark Edwards is recognized for his captivating performances, bringing the listener “to new and unpredictable regions, using all of the resources of his instrument, ...of his virtuosity, and of his imagination” (La Libre Belgique). He has been Assistant Professor of Harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory since 2016.
Mark has given solo recitals at a number of prominent festival and concert series, including the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Bozar (Brussels), the Montreal Baroque Festival, and Clavecin en concert (Montreal). He has had concerto performances with a number of award-winning ensembles, including Il Gardellino (Belgium), Neobarock (Germany), and Ensemble Caprice (Canada). He's an active chamber musician and a founding member of l’Ensemble Bach de Montréal.
Passaggi (ATMA 2013), his first CD with the Canadian recorder player Vincent Lauzer, was reviewed warmly and was nominated for an ADISQ award. His début solo CD, Orpheus Descending, will be released in spring 2016 on the early-music.com label. His performances have been broadcast by American Public Media, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Klara (Belgium), and Radio 4 (Netherlands).
In addition to his success in Bruges, Mark has distinguished himself as a prizewinner in a number of important competitions, including the 2012 Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, the 2011 Concours d’orgue de Québec, and the 2008 Rodland Organ Competition.
See Mark Edwards in performance at SweetWater 2016
Early Music Rock Stars II Friday, September 16, 2016
Historic Leith Church, Meaford, Ontario 8 p.m.
Mozart for Munchkins Saturday, September 17, 2016
Harmony Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario 10 a.m.