Ben is a freelance musical director, adjudicator, singing coach and accompanist, working internationally. He is also Artistic Director of Thames Concerts, Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers, on the faculty at Laine Theatre Arts, with regular visits to Trinity Laban and Mountview Academy. He is also a busy generalist music adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals. Ben has been Chorus Master for the Leith Hill Musical Festival March concerts since 2014.
A specialist in musical theatre, with his work in that field embracing musical direction, singing teaching, accompanying and dramaturgy, Ben has worked extensively for almost all of the leading London performing arts colleges, together with the Royal Academy of Music, and the London College of Music, where he was staff MD for seven years. Countless of his former students enjoy successful careers in London’s West End and beyond.
Born and based in London, Ben trained initially as a flautist, before majoring in piano, singing and conducting. His early career included répétiteur work for London opera companies, and ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, and he remains much sought-after as an accompanist in many genres, notably vocal repertoire.
He is a guest conductor and workshop leader with various choirs, and as an accompanist performs with countless singers and instrumentalists. Ben is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, organizing and chairing the Company’s annual musical direction scholarship.
Outside of music he is a keen motorcyclist.