Edgar Francis

Edgar Francis, viola (Arthog, Wales), was a first prize winner at the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition. He has performed in The Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, and The Royal Festival Hall, and performed with the Sinfonia of London and O/ Modernt, among other ensembles. He has attended IMS Prussia Cove, Mendelssohn on Mull, North Norfolk Music Festival, Southwell Music Festival, and Kinnordy Chamber Music Festival, and has performed on BBC Radio 3. Edgar has served as concertmaster under John Wilson, Edward Gardener, François-Xavier Roth and Jac Van Steen, including multiple performances at the BBC Proms. His debut album will be released on Champs Hill records. Edgar studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Hélène Clement. Edgar plays on a 2012 Mario Miralles viola, generously on loan from RAM through the Calleva Foundation and is supported by a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Derek Butler Award, Harold Craxton Memorial Trust, and The Stephen Bell Charitable Trust.