Claire Edwardes


Internationally acclaimed percussionist and Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes OAM has been described by the press as a 'sorceress of percussion'. Claire won the 1999 Young Performers Award and completed her Masters degree at the Rotterdam and Amsterdam Conservatories. She is the only Australian to win four APRA Art Music Luminary Awards and was the 2023 recipient of the Australian Women in Music Creative Leadership Award for her championing of female voices in music. Recent career highlights include the world premiere of Anne Cawrse's marimba concerto written for her and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and solo performances at MONA, MRC and Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival and AFCM. Claire has been with Ensemble Offspring since our foundation in 1995.

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