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Meet The Locals: Claire Edwardes is pushing for inclusion in classical music

By As Told to Allison Hore
Updated February 12 2022 - 5:19am, first published February 10 2022 - 10:00pm
MUSICAL MAVERICK: Professional percussionist Claire Edwardes has been honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to music. Picture: Geoff Jones

"I DIDN'T know I'd been nominated for the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List, so it was a surprise when I got the letter from the Governor this year. To be acknowledged while I'm in my 40s, which is still quite young to receive an honour like this, it makes you realise people see the work you do is important.

I live in Tempe and I'm a percussionist by trade, which means I hit things for a living.

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