Director of Music
Edmond Fivet has been a major force in British music education both as Director of the Royal College of Music Junior Department and having served for eighteen years as Principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He was awarded the CBE in 2008 in recognition of his Services to the Arts and Higher Education in Wales.
Edmond studied the trombone at the RCM where an encounter with Terence Lovett, from whom he had lessons and who inspired Edmond with his teaching and musical outlook, led to his interest in conducting. Edmond has conducted a wide range of musical groups including symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, brass groups and choirs.
Since retiring to Suffolk he has become increasingly involved in local music-making. Edmond was appointed as Musical Director of Aldeburgh Music Club in December 2007 where he at once set about planning a wider range of musical experiences for the Club, including greater orchestral participation in some concerts. Audiences and players both immediately demanded from Edmond the opportunity to hear or play fine orchestral music in local venues, and so the Prometheus Orchestra was born. Its participation in recent concerts has been well received at both Snape Maltings and Ipswich venues.
Edmond is Director of Music for the Aldeburgh Music Club, conductor of Phoenix Singers and Chair of Bury St Edmunds Concert Club. He continues to work on the national and international stage as an adjudicator and consultant.