Edward Caswell is a versatile and widely respected choral conductor. Working throughout the UK and Europe he has established a reputation for bringing a singer's approach to choral directing.
Since 2007 he has been a frequent guest with Netherlands Radio Choir working with Kenneth Montgomery, Hans Graf, Masaaki Suzuki, James Gaffigan, Michael Schønwandt and Markus Stenz. He has prepared the choir for Beethoven Symphony no.9 with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Bernard Haitink, works by Mendelssohn and Henze with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly and The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams with Markus Stenz. Last year he worked for the first time with Collegium Vocale Gent preparing Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius for concerts and the recently released recording under Edo de Waart.
Edward is a regular guest in Germany, working with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Chorus, SWR Vokalensemble, NDR Chor, MDR Rundfunkchor Chor, WDR Rundfunkchor Chor and Bamberg Symphony Choir.
He also works with the BBC Singers, preparing them for their most recent project with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Paukenmesse with Bernard Labadie, and previously MacMillan’s St John Passion under Donald Runnicles.
Edward has recently conducted the Norwegian Academy of Music Chamber Choir in Oslo, and in Denmark he prepared Verdi Requiem with the Danish National Choir.
In 2013 Edward founded Cromarty Youth Opera with his wife Clare, presenting a production of Benjamin Britten's opera, Noye's Fludde; in August 2014 the company will present Cinderella by Peter Maxwell Davies.
As an experienced leader and teacher of amateurs and young singers, and as Outreach Director for Cappella Nova Edward regularly leads workshops and directs 'Health and Wellbeing through Song' at the University of Strathclyde. He is a council member and regular presenter for the Association of British Choral Directors.