Edward Caswell is a versatile and widely respected choral conductor. Working throughout the UK and Europe he has established a reputation for approaching choral conducting from a singer's perspective.
Since 2008 he has been a regular guest with Netherlands Radio Choir preparing them for concerts and recordings with Kenneth Montgomery, Hans Graf, Masaaki Suzuki and James Gaffigan. Highlights have included collaborations with Riccardo Chailly and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and in 2013 the Netherlands premieres of The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams and Caligula by Detlev Glanert, both under Markus Stenz.
Edward works with numerous other professional choirs including the BBC Singers, SWR Vokalensemble, NDR Chor, MDR Rundfunkchor, WDR Rundfunkchor, Bamberg Symphony Choir, the Danish National Choir and Collegium Vocale Gent.
In 2013 Edward founded Cromarty Youth Opera presenting Noye's Fludde by Benjamin Britten, and in August this year the company presents Cinderella by Peter Maxwell Davies.
Engagements in the forthcoming season include conducting Netherlands Radio Choir in a Christmas concert with brass and preparing them for concerts with Edward Gardner and Markus Stenz, and Mahler Symphony No. 3 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Daniele Gatti.
Edward regularly leads workshops with children and adults 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.