Emiko Edwards earned her Bachelors of Music in Performance from The Juilliard School and her Masters of Performance and Artist Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Ms. Edwards is currently based in Philadelphia where she is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and doctoral candidate at Temple University. Major teachers include Julian Martin, Ronan O’ Hora, Dr. Sara Davis Buechner, and Dr. Charles Abramovic. In addition to her principle study in London, she worked closely with Nelly Ben-Or (the first pianist to ever qualify as an Alexander teacher), studying the in-depth relationship between piano playing and the Alexander Technique. Ms. Edwards has been featured in performances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall), Merkin Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall, and the Yamaha Salon. Her performances of Gorecki’s Piano Sonata and Four Preludes as well as Richard Rodney Bennett’s Noctuary: Variations on a Theme by Scott Joplin have all been recorded live for BBC and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Education: The Juilliard School, BM Performance; Guildhall School of Music and Drama, MM Performance and Artist Diploma