Edgar, originally from Costa Rica, was a member of the Chicago Civic
Orchestra. He also performs for the Joffrey Ballet and the Chicago
Sinfonietta. Edgar has performed with a variety of orchestras in the
area, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony,
Elgin Symphony, The American Ballet, as well as the National Symphony
Orchestra of Costa Rica, solo performance with the Plots Symphony
(Poland), Sinfonica Nacional de Uruguay (SODRE) and the World Youth
He received a Master of Music Degree from Roosevelt University
and his Bachelors Degree from Conservatoire de Musique de Quebec. His
trumpet teachers include Adolph Herseth of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra (CSO), Marc Ridenour of the CSO, Channing Philbrick of the
Lyric Opera of Chicago, Jean Louis Chatel of the Montreal Symphony and
Robert Platt from the Berlin Philharmonic.
The Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation awarded him with a second
prize, Third prize of The National Competition in Canada and finalist in
the International Brass Quintet Competition in Narbon France.
As educator he works for Chicago Sinfonietta: Audience Matters and Seed
programs, ChiArts high school and Music Institute of Chicago: Brass for
Beginners and University of Chicago.
In 2011-2013 he did a two Master Classes in Warsaw Poland for the Warsaw
Conservatory Joseph Elsner, for the Music School in Plots (Poland) and
at The Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay.