Edward HewesEdward was born in Lincoln. He began his musical education at the age of eight as a chorister at Lincoln Cathedral under the tutelage of Dr Colin Walsh and Charles Harrison. During this time he began to study the organ, again under the tutelage of Charles Harrison and Colin Walsh, and at the age of 12 was appointed organist at All Saints Church, Lincoln, where he presided over a fine two manual Father Willis organ.


Between 2010-2012 Edward was Lincoln Minster School's organ scholar. During this time he regularly accompanied the Minster School Chamber Choir and on occasions acted as organist for Cathedral services accompanying the Cathedral Choir, whilst still fulfilling his role at All Saints Church.


During 2012 -2013 Edward was privileged to be chosen to be the Organ Scholar at Canterbury Cathedral where he was responsible for playing for many of the cathedral's services, training choristers and occasionally directing the world famous Cathedral Choir.


In 2013 Edward was appointed as Musical Director at St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town where he has started a flourishing choral tradition and created a choral scholarship scheme. He is also studying for a BMus (hons) at The Royal Academy of Music.


During the last few years Edward has played the organ for the second performance of Howard Goodall's oratorio "Every Purpose Under The Heaven" under the direction of the composer.


Played the organ solo for Saint Saens' Symphony No 3 "Organ Symphony", performed as organ soloist in a Handel Organ Concerto, given many recitals in churches and cathedrals and was honoured to be included in the "Grand Organ Series" of recitals at  both Lincoln and Canterbury Cathedrals.


During June, Edward was organist for Exeter University Choir during their concert tour in Germany,  and on 28th of June took part in an improvisation masterclass with Philippe Lefebvre (Notre Dame, Paris) at Lincoln Cathedral.


Edward studies organ at The Academy with Clive Driskill-Smith.


As a result of having learned on the Father Willis In Lincoln Cathedral, and then presiding over "his own" Father Willis for six years, Edward has a great affection for these instruments. He is looking forward to giving a recital on the Father Willis at St Martin's, Scarborough.