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Edgar Divver is an award-winning composer and educator from London who has had works performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, BBC Singers, Psappha and The Ossian Ensemble, among others.  Edgar first started taking an interest in composition at school when he studied with Darren Bloom whilst a pupil at Forest School, East London. 


After leaving Forest, Edgar read Music at the University of Birmingham, where he specialised in composition under the tutelage of David Onaç and subsequently Michael Zev Gordon.  He first began to take an interest in music education while at Birmingham, mentoring younger students in their composition skills.


Upon graduating in July 2016, Edgar gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music to study Composition, where he studied with Gary Carpenter and Larry Goves.  His piece Portrait of a Premium Supermarket Manager was the recipient of the 2017 Rosamund Prize alongside the librettist Aaron Lembo, and Edgar was also shortlisted for the 2017 Gold Medal Competition.  His mini-opera, Mea Culpa, was performed in September 2017 to great acclaim at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.  Edgar graduated with Distinction in December 2018.

Edgar moved into an education role with Explore Learning in Manchester from 2018 to 2021 to aid children with their Maths and English, and developed a passion for education across a wide age range. He began to work more in music teaching and left Explore to become a freelance instrumental teacher and composer alongside working for the Hallé Concerts Society in Manchester as part of the Ensembles Team.

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