Clarinet maverick, Ed Ferris is rapidly creating a name for himself as an exciting performer, teacher and conductor of young ensembles in Australia.
Ed graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2011 with a double degree in Music and Creative Arts, studying clarinet with David Thomas. In 2013 he returned for postgraduate studies with Paul Dean.
As a performer, Ed is versatility personified. He has given sold out performance with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, junk-yard-gypsy folk band, Eyal & the Skeleton Crew, and the avant-garde Forest Collective.
Ed is also a sought after teacher and clinician. He holds teaching and conducting positions at Genazzano FCJ College and Siena College. He has conducted ensembles at Border Music Camp (NSW) and Melbourne Youth Orchestra’s Summer School. In 2016 Ed toured regional Victoria with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s education team, delivering workshops and performances to primary and high school students.
Ed is thrilled to return to 3 Shades Black after playing in their very first performance in 2012.