Edward Maxwell was born and brought up in Birmingham.  He studied at Sussex University and the Royal College of Music and now enjoys a varied freelance career.   

He has appeared as a soloist with the Camerata of London, London City Chamber Orchestra, Surrey ProMusica and Sinfonia da Chiesa both in the UK and in Europe.  He has played in numerous shows, including the European premiere of Sondheim's Road Show in London and a tour of The Music Man, and has performed, recorded and broadcast with various contemporary music groups such as the New Music Players and Ixion.  He has played the natural trumpet with groups such as FlorilegiumThe Brook Street Band and Oltremontano and has on occasion been spotted in a wig and tights at Hampton Court Palace.  He makes a fleeting appearance as an Elizabethan court musician in the film Elizabeth: the Golden Age.

Edward was a member of the band for the acclaimed West End show, Merrily We Roll Along by Sondheim, a production which was screened in cinemas around the world. He recently performed in the RSC's production of Richard II, starring David Tennant.

A keen editor, arranger and composer, his music has been published by Boosey and Hawkes, Spartan Press, Music Sales and Warwick Music. He is married to Sian and has four children: Ben, Oliver, Elin and Tess.

For further information, visit www.edwardmaxwell.com