Edward Hawkins

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Born in London, Edward Hawkins studied trumpet and piano as a child.

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Going on to read music at King’s College, London, Edward Hawkins studied trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music with Ian Wilson. After graduating, he began working as a freelance musician with various orchestras and small ensembles, and in recording studios across the UK.

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Current Highlights

Achilla Giulio Cesare for English Touring Opera

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Commendatore Don Giovanni for Ulster Touring Opera

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Cover Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Glyndebourne Festival – cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Biography

Biography

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Born in London, Edward Hawkins studied trumpet and piano as a child, going on to read music at King’s College, London, studying trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music with Ian Wilson.

After graduating, he began working as a freelance musician with various orchestras and small ensembles, and in recording studios across the UK.

Having begun singing in his late twenties, Edward Hawkins quickly began to develop a professional career, studying privately with Russell Smythe and Gary Coward.

Edward Hawkins became a member of the Glyndebourne Chorus, and sang in various critically acclaimed productions, including performances at the BBC Proms and worldwide cinema broadcasts. Highlights have included Barry Kosky’s production of Saul, covering Flora’s servant in La Traviata, performing in the semi-chorus of Brett Dean’s award-winning Hamlet. Most recently he covered the role of Sparafucile Rigoletto for Glyndebourne on Tour.

Edward Hawkins covered and performed the role of Banquo and performed the role of the Doctor in Verdi’s Macbeth, for English Touring Opera.  He subsequently appeared as Banquo for Duchy Opera at the Minack Theatre.

In 2020 Edward Hawkins rejoined English Touring Opera to perform the role of Achilla Giulio Cesare, coupled with the cover of Don Alfonso Così fan tutte.  Forthcoming engagements include Commendatore Don Giovanni for Ulster Touring Opera.  He was also contracted to cover Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress for Glyndebourne Festival in 2020 but this engagement was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Engagements in Autumn 2020 include staged concert performances of ‘Lyric Solitudes’ – Six Romances by Shostakovich on Verses by English Poets with English Touring Opera.

He has previously performed the roles of Count Almaviva The Marriage of Figaro, Long Tom Merrie England, Sergeant Meryll Yeomen of the Guard, Polyphemus Acis and Galatea, Patriarch/Theodesius Margaret of Antioch, Luka The Bear, and La Voce di Nettuno Idomeneo.

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Contact

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