Marianne Edwards is currently completing her PhD in Music Performance with Wanda Wilkomirska at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She graduated from the Canberra School of Music in 2004 with First Class Honours, having studied with Barbara Jane Gilby and Alice Waten.
She has been the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and the E.V. Llewellyn scholarship, which enabled her to study with Igor Ozim at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg in 2004 and 2005. She was an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2006 and has since performed and toured extensively with the ACO.
Marianne Edwards was the winner of the Kendall National Violin Competition in 2002 and the Australian Concerto Competition in 2004. In the same year she won second prize at the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand.
In 2003 she performed with The Queensland Orchestra in the ABC Young Performers Awards Strings final. As recipient of a Young Artists Award in 1999, she performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as soloist with the Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, Melbourne University Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, and the Barrier Reef Orchestra.
Marianne Edwards toured Europe with the Australian Youth Orchestra in 2001 and was the Concertmaster of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra for two years. She has also performed with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra in Melbourne, and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, as well playing in the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival.
She is currently first violinist with the Enigma Quartet which has performed on Sunday Live for ABC Classic FM and toured New Zealand in 2008. She is a tutor at the Sydney Conservatorium High School and has played in masterclasses for Pinchas Zukerman, David Takeno, Anthony Marwood, Viviane Hagner, Rudolf Koelman, and Valery Oistrakh.
Marianne joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2008.