Ed studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he won the Marjorie Thomas Art Song Prize, the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize and was supported by the International Opera Awards Foundation.
He made his professional debut in the title role in Macbeth by Luke Styles for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Jerwood Programme with performances in the Jerwood Studio at Glyndebourne and at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House.
Recent and Forthcoming roles include the title role in Algernon Montcrief in Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest for Novel Opéra Fribourg with performances in the Théâtre Equilibre in Fribourg and Théâtre l'Athénée in Paris, Avenant in Philip Glass Die Schöne und das Biest for Theater Koblenz, Pandolfe Cendrillon for Theater Freiburg, title role Werther (1901 baritone version), Marco Gianni Schicchi, cover Count Almaviva for English Touring Opera and workshop showcases of The Conifers by Joel Rust, The Raft by Jesse Jones and Bermondsey, 1983 by Robert Reid Allan for the Jerwood Opera Writing Programme at Snape Maltings.
For Royal Academy Opera his roles included Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia, Pandolfe Cendrillon and Madhouse Keeper The Rake’s Progress. For British Youth Opera Truffaldino in Jonathan Dove’s The Little Green Swallow and cover Chao Lin in Judith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera, for Darlington Aeneas Dido and Aeneas and for the Edinburgh Fringe Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
His many concert appearances include performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Kings Place and King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the Contemporary. Forthcoming engagements include Handel Italian Cantatas with Sounds Baroque in Dumfries, Fauré Requiem for the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival and Chief Priest in a new recording and concert performance of John Eccles Semele with Julian Perkins and the Academy of Ancient Music.
Whilst at the Royal Academy of Music, he was a soloist in the acclaimed Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and a member of the Academy Song Circle, with whom he made his Wigmore Hall debut. He is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a ENOA Young Artist, an Opera Prelude Young Artist and was a Finalist in the London Handel Singing Competition, The Royal Overseas League Singing Competition and a Semi-Finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards.
Ed is immensely grateful for the support, past and present, of an International Opera Awards Foundation Bursary the Maidment Scholarship and two Sybil Tutton Opera Awards administered by Help Musicians UK, a Howard de Walden Award, Carr-Gregory Scholarship and Clumber Studio Scholarship administered by the Royal Academy of Music, The Lady Clare Fund, The Kathleen Trust, The John Wates Charitable Trust, Ollie Strachan and Claire Wills, The Josephine Baker Trust, and for scholarships to the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, the Dartington International Summer School and the North Sea Vocal Academy in Denmark.
Born in London, Ed began singing at the Temple Church and was as a Choral Scholar in Clare College Choir and King’s College Choir in Cambridge, where he read History. He was a featured soloist on the 2009 BBC Television Broadcast of ‘Carols from King’s’.