Ed Harrison was hired in 1998 at Lyric Opera as section percussionist by Bruno Bartoletti. He was appointed Principal Timpanist by Sir Andrew Davis. Ed has performed with a variety of prestigious orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and under the batons of illustrious conductors such as Ricardo Muti, Georg Solti, Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez and others. He is married to Melanie Kupchynsky, Chicago Symphony violinist, and has three great kids, Nick, Laura and Gregory. When not playing music, Ed is an avid ice hockey player .
Ed has a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Vic Firth. He endorses for Vic Firth, Zildjian and Remo corporations. For more information go to edharrisonmusic.com.