Music at Duffield
Saturday 12 March 2011
began playing the cornet and trumpet at the age of seven before moving to the
tuba when he was 12. He studied at the Junior School at the Royal Northern
College of Music in Manchester for eight years and then went on to study as an
undergraduate at the college.
He won the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist of the Year in both 2006 and
2007. Ben was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and more
recently the European Union Youth Orchestra and has also worked with Orchestra
Mozart, based in Bologna, Italy under the direction of Claudio Abbado.
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, Penderecki and others