Ben Pease Barton


Ben Pease Barton (b.2000) is a British composer based in London. He has written for ensembles including EXAUDI Vocal Ensemble, the Gildas and Ligeti Quartets, PlusMinus Ensemble, Guildhall Session Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, and for soloists including Heather Roche (bass clarinet), Ben Smith (piano), Jonathan Willett (E-flat clarinet) and Faryl Smith (soprano). Conductors he has worked with include Jack Sheen, Sir Antonio Pappano, William Cole and Alphonse Cemin.

Ben currently studies with Julian Anderson at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he completed his undergraduate studies with Anderson, Cassandra Miller and Malcolm Singer, and was awarded the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize for composition. His studies have been generously supported by a Guildhall School Scholarship, a Vaughan Williams Bursary and a Henry Wood Trust Scholarship. Before starting at the Guildhall, he studied with David Stowell and Simon Limbrick, and from 2016-18 was a Leverhulme Arts Scholar. He has participated in courses and masterclasses in the UK and abroad with composers including Michael Jarrell, Tom Coult, Charlotte Bray, Helmut Lachenmann and Ramon Lazkano.

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