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Ed Reifel

Ed Reifel
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music (formerly the Royal Conservatory School)



Ed Reifel works regularly with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Opera Atelier, The Esprit Orchestra, The Canadian Opera Company in addition to many other orchestras and ensembles. Ed’s recent engagements include solo timpani with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. In 2016 Ed was timpanist with the Arion Baroque Orchestra for the Canadian tour of Bach’s B Minor Mass. This year he returns to Versailles to perform with Opera Atelier.

Ed can be heard on several recordings with Final Fantasy/Owen Pallett. Other recording credits include the soundtracks to the BBC television series The Tudors, Camelot and The Borgias. Ed can be heard on the live recording of Beethoven Symphonies 1, 2 and 4 with Tafelmusik. He will give the world premiere of a new concerto for timpani by composer Barbara Croall in 2019. Most recently, Ed was acting Principal Timpanist with the Canadian Opera Company.