Edward Dimitri Kennaway ARCM is a British composer whose work can be heard across the commercial advertising space and broadcast documentaries in the US, the UK, mainland Europe and Asia – from American Idol Rewind to Famous: Ralph Fiennes.
Following in a family tradition – his stepfather was the acclaimed composer Benjamin Frankel – he studied composition with Herbert Howells and piano with Angus Morrison at the Royal College of Music in London, before going on to study with the renowned Swiss pianist and Rachmaninov pupil, Albert Ferber. He also received orchestration tutelage under Brian Easdale.
Since that time E.D. Kennaway has composed and licenced music for commercial advertising campaigns internationally, written ballet music for Hollywood actress Emily Rossum (whose credits include The Phantom of the Opera, The Day After Tomorrow) and been responsible for reconstructing and editing music for international release by Naxos, CPO and independent film music and classical labels.
As a respected solo performer, E.D. Kennaway has appeared at the London’s South Bank Centre and the Wigmore Hall. Active too as a music journalist, his articles have appeared in The Musical Times, The Strad and Music for the Movies.
E.D. Kennaway is a member of the PRS for Music (formerly the MCPS-PRS Alliance).