Karin Redekopp Edwards


Karin Redekopp Edwards, professor of piano at Wheaton College, performs frequently in Canada and the U.S. as guest artist with orchestra, in recital, on television and national radio, and as a member of the duo piano team, Redekopp and Edwards. She has appeared as guest soloist with the symphonies of Milwaukee, Winnipeg (broadcast nationally on CBC Radio), Waukesha, Waukegan, Kenosha, and Kishwaukee, and with the New Philharmonic, Fox Valley Orchestra, DuPage Symphony, Valley Civic Orchestra, Wheaton Summer Symphony, and the Concord Chamber Orchestra (broadcast in Wisconsin). 

In 2011 she was invited to teach and to perform concerts in China and Laos, including a concert for the American Ambassador to Laos with 80 foreign diplomats and Embassy staff.  Her CD recording of Eckhardt-Gramatté, Chopin, and Liszt has received critical acclaim.  The Redekopp and Edwards duo has performed concerts in the United States, Canada, England, Japan and South Korea, on “Live from WFMT:  the Fazioli Salon Series,” at the Indiana University Liszt Mini-Fest, the Music Institute of Chicago Winter Duo-Piano Festival, at the University of Chicago and other universities and colleges. They have also served as guest artists and clinicians for the five-day Goshen College Piano Workshop in Indiana. Wheaton College has honored Edwards with the prestigious Senior Scholar Achievement Award for her excellence in performing and teaching.  As a collaborative performer with singers, instrumentalists, and Helen Litz’s Winnipeg Mennonite Children’s Choir, she has toured South Africa, Israel, England, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the U.S and performed with tenor Ben Heppner.  

Edwards graduated from the University of Manitoba as a Gold Medalist, and, supported by Canada Council grants, from Indiana University with master of music (highest honors) and doctoral degrees (high honors).