Edwin Kaye

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Edwin is a bass opera singer from Birmingham. He started singing in church choirs at the age of seven and during childhood and adolescence played a few instruments in a wide range of ensembles. At sixteen he started singing lessons and then went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music.

On the stage and in the concert hall he has performed with a variety of ensembles and has toured and worked all over Europe. He performs main roles in operas including by Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Weill and Weir. Companies he has worked with most recently include Stara Zagora State Opera (Bulgaria), Ruse State Opera (Bulgaria), Buxton Festival Opera and British Youth Opera. As a choral singer, Edwin was a member of the BBC Daily Service Singers and depped for both cathedral, amateur and professional chamber choirs around the country.

As a researcher, Edwin has transcribed, edited and written about works by Christoph Graupner (a contemporary of Bach) and occasionally speaks to other musicians on baroque performance practices, recitative and composing specifically for the voice.

As a teacher he has held positions at numerous schools in the classroom, has lead and set-up ensembles and has taught privately in singing, brass and theory. He has a holistic approach to teaching involving music of all kinds and hopes to inspire a broad interest in the subject. He believes that through music children can develop a creative/problem-solving mind and it can be a used as a vehicle to learn about many other subjects.