Kenneth Edge, saxophone
The Irish saxophone-player Kenneth Edge was born in Dublin in 1965 and as a student won Ireland’s Young Musician of the Year Competition. He spent a year studying with the leading exponent of the instrument, Jean-Marie Londeix, at the Bordeaux Conservatoire, where he won the important premier prix of his class. In addition to his work as a principal of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Kenneth Edge is a frequent recitalist and soloist and has given the first performances in Ireland of many important works in the saxophone repertoire, from Debussy and Ibert to Ned Rorem and Dominic Muldowney. His recordings include the Saxo-Rhapsody of Eric Coates in the Marco Polo British Light Music series.