Guitar, Bass, Keyboard Instructor
began playing piano at the age of five and began studying guitar at age eleven after hearing a classical guitar recital at his
church on Easter Sunday.
Since then, Edwards
has concertized throughout the United States and Europe as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist-as well as half of the renowned Edwards-Simmons Guitar Duo.
After receiving his
bachelor's degree on a scholarship to DePaul University
, where he
studied with legendary guitarist Leon Borkowski, He
Master's degree at DePaul
under the instruction of Mark Maxwell.
has studied and worked with such world-famous guitarists as Pepé Romero, Christopher Parkening, Denis Azabagic, Douglas Niedt, and Robert Guthrie.
An exceptionally talented classical guitarist, Steve Edwards received the distinguished honor of runner up in the Society of American Musicians Guitar Competition.
A versatile chamber musician, Mr. Edwards's preeminent performance career has included collaborations with many notable artists, including flamenco guitarist Carlos Montoya, legendary jazz pianist George Shearing, and violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer.
extensive theatre credits include The Goodman Theatre's
production of Fecerico García-Lorca's "Yerma" and Light Opera Works'
production of "Man of La Mancha.
Recordings of Mr. Edwards
have been featured on national broadcasts by Chicago's fine arts radio station, 98.7WFMT as well as on Radio France.
Having played in bands since the age of eleven, Mr. Edwards formed the Steve Edwards Orchestra in 1994.