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Born West Sussex, 27 August 1959.

English conductor.

Sian Edwards studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music and with Professor Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatoire. She has worked with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, the Hallé and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

She made her operatic debut in 1986 conducting Kurt Weill's Mahagonny for Scottish Opera and her Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) debut in 1988 with Tippett's The Knot Garden. She has since worked with all the major UK opera companies and further afield. She was the Music Director of English National Opera from 1993 to 1995, and in September 2003 took up the post of Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music. 

Posted September 2016

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