Biography

Edward Hewes is Organ Scholar at Southwark Cathedral, where he regularly plays for services and conducts the Cathedral Choir.

 

Edward began his musical education as a Chorister at Lincoln Cathedral, under the tutelage of Colin Walsh and Charles Harrison. During his sixth form studies, he was a music scholar at Lincoln Minster School. During this time he regularly accompanied the Minster School Choir, and played for services in Lincoln Cathedral, often accompanying the Cathedral Choir.

 

Following this, Edward took up the Organ Scholarship at Canterbury Cathedral where he accompanied the Cathedral Choir and assisted with the training of the choristers. During this time he was also Assistant Organist at the Kings' School in Canterbury - the oldest school in the world.

 

In September 2013 he moved to London where he commenced studies at the Royal Academy of Music. In addition to this, he was appointed Director of Music at St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, where he went on to start a flourishing choral tradition which led to the creation of a choral scholarship scheme.

 

Since September 2016, Edward Hewes has been the Organ Scholar at Southwark Cathedral where he works on a daily basis with the Cathedral Choirs, playing the four manual Lewis Organ.

 

Edward Hewes has featured in many prestigious organ recital series including the Grand Organ Festival at both Canterbury and Lincoln Cathedrals, and he has also performed as a soloist at Weingarten Basilica (Germany), Domkirche (Stuttgart), Liebrauenkirche (Ravensburg), St Paul's Pro-Cathedral (Malta) Portsmouth and Brentwood Cathedrals, and most recently at the Royal Festival Hall (London), Southwark and Westminster Cathedrals. He has been broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

 

Edward's teachers have included Colin Walsh, Charles Harrison and Clive Driskill Smith.

 

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