Freelance musical director, artistic director, singing coach, accompanist and adjudicator, working internationally.
Ben is a freelance musical director, adjudicator, singing coach and accompanist, working internationally. He is also Artistic Director of Thames Concerts, Chorus Master for the Leith Hill Musical Festival, Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers, a lecturer in musical theatre at the University of Portsmouth, and a generalist music adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.
A specialist in musical theatre, he has been musical director for numerous productions, and a reflective product of this has been his continuing work in most of the major London performing-arts colleges. Countless of his former students enjoy successful careers in the West End and beyond, and he remains busy as a private singing tutor.
Born and based in London, Ben trained initially as a flautist, and subsequently majored in piano, singing and conducting. He remains much sought-after as an accompanist in musical theatre repertoire but collaborates in a variety of genres with countless singers and instrumentalists in concerts and other performing environments.
Ben is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, organising and chairing the Company’s annual musical direction scholarship.
Outside of music, he is a keen motorcyclist, and rides a rather heavy Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200.
Thames Concerts is a charitable foundation which exists to promote and present an annual series of high quality concerts and masterclasses in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.