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CHAN 5151
Mendelssohn in Birmingham, Volume 3
CHAN 5143
Symphonies Nos 1 and 3 etc.
CHAN 5142
Orchestral Works, Volume 1
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Edward Gardner was born in Gloucester in 1974 and studied at Cambridge University and under Colin Metters at the Royal College of Music. After three years at The Hallé Orchestra assisting Mark Elder, and a further three years as Musical Director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera he began his tenure as Music Director of English National Opera with a new, critically acclaimed production of Britten’s Death in Venice. His many successes with the company won him the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for best Conductor in 2008 and the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera in 2009. Equally successful outside English National Opera, he made his debut in 2005 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and has been re-invited each year, conducting the UK premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Mater in concert at the Barbican in 2008 as well as making his BBC Proms debut. He works regularly with the Hallé, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in the UK. Abroad, he works with the Bamberg Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Trondheim Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, and Indianapolis Symphony orchestras as well as the NAC Orchestra, Ottawa, amongst others. In the 2009/10 season he will make his debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and will return to the BBC Proms. Having made a number of recordings, Edward Gardner signed an exclusive contract with Chandos Records in 2009.

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CHAN 10590
Susan Gritton - Sings Britten/ Finzi/ Delius

“…Gritton’s performance is lustrous and joyous…”    ****


CHAN 10658
Works for Orchestra

“... it’s [Gloriana] full of wonderful music. Gardner and the BBC Philharmonic bring out the melancholy undertow and t...

CHAN 10671
Phaedra/ A Charm of Lullabies/ Lachrymae/ Two Portraits/ Sinfonietta

“...Britten’s instrumental writing is highly accomplished ... the BB...

CHAN 10688
Vocal Works

“...This is a valuable collection, beautifully performed and worthy of your time. Don’t hesitate to pick it up.”

CHAN 10764

“... fine performances of the Violin work by Tasmin Little with the BBC Philharmonic under Edward Gardner; while Howard Shelley is t...
CHAN 3167
Great Operatic Arias, Vol. 22 - Gerald Finley

“…Altogether this is a thoroughly enjoyable recital, which I strongly recommend… Chandos scores points ...

CHAN 3180

“…here is a very good cast, Edward Gardner draws vibrantly dramatic results from his English National Opera force...

CHAN 5082
Orchestral Works, Volume I

“…Gardner’s performance is impressive – vivid, incisive and well controlled…”&nbs...