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Name: Nicola A. Edwards
Skills: Arranger, Composer (choral, orchestral etc; film, tv, theatre)
Address: Somerset/Bristol/South West, United Kingdom
Links: E-mail
BACKGROUND: Nicola Edwards was born in 1971 in Nottingham. She took a BA in Music at Reading University, an MMus in Musical Composition at King's College London, a PGCE in Secondary Teaching at Cambridge University, and has recently completed the MA in Composing for Film, TV and Theatre at Bristol University.

CLASSICAL COMPOSITIONS: Nicola's MMus compositions included 'Cosmic Death' for Soprano and 17 solo strings, which she sang with the Chamber Orchestra of Cambridge; a piano trio, and a sonata for clarinet and piano. 'Be My Love', a choral piece, was performed at a wedding in Cambridge and in a concert by Bristol University Singers. 'In Defence of Poetry' was runner up in a competition for a new piece for Sidney Sussex College Choir, Cambridge. Nicola has also had several chamber pieces performed, including at Dartington Summer School.

FILM, TV & THEATRE: At Bristol Nicola composed original scores for 2 short films. 'The Violin' was subsequently shown at the Watershed centre in Bristol. She sang and conducted for live recording sessions of her music to picture. She wrote theatre music and also studied orchestration, arranging and analysis.

THERE'S MORE... Also see Nicola's entries under 'Singer' and 'Administrator'.



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