Edward Warren has long been involved with the development and training of young musicians. For eight years he was Music Director of Merseyside Youth Orchestra [now renamed the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra] and during this time the orchestra travelled widely, including visits to Czechoslovakia [prior to the removal of the Iron Curtain], France, Austria and Belgium. During his time with MYO, Edward broadened its repertoire, tackling works as adventurous as Stravinsky's "Petrouchka" and "Rite of Spring", also giving important premieres of works by Graham Fitkin and Kenneth Hesketh. Soloists included Raphael Wallfisch, Nicola Loud, Frederick Kempff and John McCabe [playing one of his own piano concertos].
Then followed seven fruitful years as Resident Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra as the Royal Northern College of Music where repertoire undertaken included the fearsome 4th Symphony of Dmitri Shostakovich, Prokofiev's 5th Symphony, Vaughan Williams' 4th and the 1st Symphony of Elgar as well as the Symphonic Study, "Falstaff". Under his directorship the orchestra won considerable acclaim and was in demand at venues throughout the north-west of England, most notably in Kendal and in the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.
During this time Edward also found himself involved with the conductorship of the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra [directing them at one point on a tour of Norway] and Norfolk County Youth Orchestra.
In a non-conducting capacity, his travels have taken him far and wide as Examiner and Festival Adjudicator - countries visited in these capacities including, Hong Kong and Singapore [on many occasions], China, USA, India, Oman, New Zealand, South Africa, Korea and Japan. The year 2011 saw him in Turkey, before two lengthy periods of work in Hong Kong and two spells touring Spain, with 2012 taking him to Cyprus, Macau and Sri Lanka - followed by work in the Caribbean and Thailand in 2013.
His position as Moderator to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music gives him the challenges of working on uniformity of standards and procedures worldwide for this universally acclaimed assessment authority, also giving seminars for teachers into development of the various skills essential for young musicians today.
His gifts in the field of public speaking [also upon occasion employed in his conducting work] have long been acknowledged, presenting his musical points in a colourfully factual, yet ever human - even humorous - way.
Working [interpreted] with teachers in Seoul....
.......then with harpists in Tennessee.............. ........and guitarists in Bangalore.