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Faculty of Music

 Edward  Reeve


PhD Student


Edward Reeve is the Aliki Vatikioti Graduate Scholar at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he is currently completing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Martin Ennis.  His research is on the orchestration of Wagner’s operas, developing new analytical methods for orchestration and exploring this often neglected parameter of Wagner’s music.

Edward read Music as Organ Scholar at Queens’ College, graduating in 2017 with a Double Starred First and the Donald Wort Prize in Performance.  He subsequently completed an MPhil in Music Studies at the same college, supported by the AHRC, researching Brahms’s Fourth Symphony and its musical relationship with issues of historicism and nationalism.

Edward’s time is split between his doctoral work in Cambridge and his performance career as pianist and conductor.  He works principally in opera, and has been working as a répétiteur at Glyndebourne Festival Opera since 2018.  He is also active as an organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist.  Edward founded the Cambridge Brahms Festival, now approaching its fourth season, and is the Musical Director of the Empyrean Ensemble.