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Biography

Benjamin Oliver has had nearly fifty works performed by soloists, choirs and ensembles including: BBC Symphony Orchestra (SAM Commission); London Sinfonietta (Sounds New 2012); Mercury Quartet; Kent County Youth Orchestra and jazz pianist Ivo Neame (Kent Music Commission); Fabian Mueller (Aldeburgh Festival 2012); Aarhus Sinfonietta (Sounds New 2011); ICP Ensemble (ICP 2010 [prize winner], 2011 [prize winner], 2012); Orkest de Ereprijs (International Young Composers Meeting 2010); Dan Stern’s Woodwork (London Jazz Festival 2008); and Ostrava Banda (Ostrava Days Festival 2009). His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM.

Ben was born in 1981, grew up in Chatham and completed his DPhil in Composition at the University of Sussex under the supervision of Sam Hayden. Ben is Lecturer in Composition at the University of Southampton and conducts the Workers Union Ensemble.

Photography by Markus Kinch

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