Internationally acclaimed percussion soloist, chamber musician and artistic director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes performs ‘Temazcal’ by Javier Alvarez at TEDxSydneySalon in November 2016.
Claire Edwardes has been described by the press as a ‘sorceress of percussion’. She was recently granted a prestigious Australia Council Music Fellowship, is a three-time recipient of the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence by an Individual (2016, 2012, 2007) and winner of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award (1999). From 1999-2006 Claire was resident in Europe where she had success in numerous international competitions and performed solo in Het Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London). In Australia she has performed with all of the leading orchestras and festivals. Highlights in 2016 include a national tour as soloist with the Australian String Quartet, solo performances at MONA FOMA (Hobart) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (Townsville).