B Mus (Hons) Pg Dip LRAM
Ben was born and raised in Bedford. He was a music scholar at Bedford School
where he won both the junior and senior brass prizes. He also performed and
went on tour with the Bedfordshire Youth Orchestra. At 18, Ben took a place at
the Royal Academy of Music to study trumpet. At the Academy, he was taught by
John Wallace and he performed on a variety of recordings.
Ben has played principal trumpet with the Britten-Pears and British Youth
Opera Orchestras, performing in venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall and
Covent Garden. He also performed with the Carl Rosa and Doyle Carte Opera
companies and the Mark Morris Contemporary dance group.
Over the last decade Ben has worked at as a Head of Music at Abbs Cross
Performing Arts College in London before moving back to Bedford to become
Head of Music at Redborne Upper School. He currently runs a wide variety of
extra-curricular orchestras and groups that perform in school and in the wider
Ben became the conductor of the Ampthill Concert Orchestra in 2010 and has
led performances of works that include Holst The Planets Suite, Saint Saens Cello
Concerto and the Bruch Violin Concerto.