Internationally acclaimed percussion soloist, chamber musician and co-artistic director of Sydney based Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes has been described by the press as a ‘sorceress of percussion’. She was recently granted a prestigious Australia Council Music Fellowship, is a two time recipient of the AMC/APRA Art Music Award (2007/2012) and winner of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award.
From 1999-2006 Claire was resident in Europe where she had success in numerous international competitions and performed solo in Het Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Queen Elizabeth Hall (London). In Australia she has performed with all of the leading orchestras. Claire is Vice President of the New Music Network.