Edmund Finnis is a London-based composer whose music is performed internationally. He has enjoyed particularly close associations with both the London Sinfonietta, who have performed six of his works, including three that they commissioned, and the London Contemporary Orchestra, with whom he is Composer-in-Association. He has received commissions from the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Spitalfields Festival, Cross Linx Festival, New College Choir Oxford, the Mercury Quartet, and the British Film Institute to co-compose with Max de Wardener and Elysian Quartet an original score for the 1929 Eisenstein film, ‘The General Line’.
In March 2012 he conducted the premiere of his string septet, ‘Relative Colour’, at Carnegie Hall in New York. His quartet ‘Unfolds’ has been performed across Europe, at Tanglewood Festival where he was a Leonard Bernstein Fellow, and in Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series. Edmund holds a doctorate from the Guildhall School of Music.