Conductor Edward Gardner has specialized by turns in choral music, opera, and orchestral music over his long career. In 2019, he was named principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, beginning in 2021. Gardner was born in Gloucester, England, on November 22, 1974. His musical experiences began when he became a chorister at Gloucester Cathedral, and he also took lessons on clarinet, piano, and organ. Gardner attended prestigious preparatory schools: King's School in Gloucester and Eton College. He attended King's College, Cambridge, as a choral scholar, singing in the famed King's College Choir. By this time, he was already interested in conducting, and he enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music for conducting studies with Colin Metters, graduating in 2000. From 1997 to 2002, he served as director of the Wokingham Choral ...
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