Sick and tired of the stuffy confines of the classical repertoire, clarinet maverick Ed Ferris is on a mission to explore the very edges of clarinet music. Joined by special guests, Morna Hu (piano) and Stephanie Arnold (cello), Ed takes his listeners on a globe-hopping journey, spanning continents and musical styles. Performing works by Astor Piazzolla, Elena Kats-Chernin, Arvo Pӓrt and others.
Clarinet maverick, Ed Ferris is rapidly creating a name for himself as an exciting performer, teacher, and conductor of young ensembles in Australia. As a performer, Ed is versatility personified. Blending breakneck virtuosity, soulful musicality and a larrikin charm, Ed has given sold out performance with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, junk-yard-gypsy folk band, Eyal & the Skeleton Crew, and the avant-garde Forest Collective. Ed is also a sought-after teacher, conductor and clinician. He has worked with young musicians at Border Music Camp (NSW), Melbourne Youth Orchestras and in numerous Victorian Schools. Passionate about music education, in 2016, Ed toured regional Victoria with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s education team, delivering workshops and performances to primary and high school students.