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The brilliant young composer Edward Rushton
Iain Burnside in The Guardian
An outstanding composer of the younger generation.
Barry Millington in the Evening Standard
A highly promising new voice in British opera.
Anna Picard in the Independent on Sunday
A marvellous piece, original in structure, both funny and moving.
Andrew Clements in the Guardian
Corrosively lyrical, jaggedly theatrical.
Geoff Brown in The Times
Rushtons Kompositionen überzeugen durch ihre Originalität, durch raffinierte, oft überraschende Klangfärbungen.
Christoph Schulte im Walde in Westfälische Nachrichten
Darf klassische Musik witzig sein? Wenn es nach Edward Rushton geht auf jeden Fall.
Heiko Ostendorf in Münstersche Zeitung
20th April 2013
also 4th, 5th May and 1st and 2nd June
New song-cycle "Kalte Lieder" on poems by Roland Merk
to be performed in Lucerne by Franziska Schnyder and Mary Brock Hess
7th June 2013
"Palladas: Songs" to be performed in Lucerne
in the Sammlung Rosengart by Chiara Skerath, soprano, and Edward Rushton, piano
Kammermusik im Rosengart
28th September 2013
"Pandora, organische Machine" to be performed by Jonathan Sells, baritone, and Edward Rushton, piano, at the Yehudi Menuhin Forum, Helvetiaplatz 6, Bern, 6 pm
"Allmacht und Ohnmacht"
Werke von Schubert, Schoeck, Rushton (Pandora, organische Machine)
9th November 2013
New work for choir, saxophone quartet, 3 soloists and orchestra
"D'un pays lointain"
Texts by Henri Michaux, Gerhard Meister, Dino Campana, Gunnar Ekelöf, Stevie Smith and Jürg Halter
Commissioned by the Gemischter Chor Zürich for their 150th anniversary season
Gemischter Chor Zürich
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Edward Rushton studied at Chetham's School of Music, King's College, Cambridge, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Zurich Conservatoire. His composition teachers have included Robin Holloway and James MacMillan. He is based in Zurich and works as a freelance composer and pianist.
Recent works have been commissioned for and played by such groups as the Endymion Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Schubert Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Faber Music, Camerata Zürich, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Vokalensemble Cantapella, Leeds Lieder+, Orchestra of the National Theatre Mannheim, London Symphony Orchestra, Counterpoise, The Harry White Trio, Zurich Opera, The Opera Group, State Opera of Hanover, State Opera of Kassel.