George BENJAMIN

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1960-01-31
Education Westminster, Paris Conservatoire, King's Coll Cambridge, IRCAM Paris
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Style George Benjamin, Esq, CBE
Career composer, conductor, pianist; prof of composition Royal Coll of Music 1985-2001, Henry Purcell prof of musical composition KCL 2002-; princ works incl: Ringed by the Flat Horizon 1980, A Mind of Winter for soprano and orch 1981, At First Light (cmmnd by London Sinfonietta) 1982, Antara for computerised keyboards and ensemble (cmmnd for 10 anniversary of Pompidou Centre Paris) 1987, Upon Silence for mezzo-soprano and 5 viols (written for Fretwork) 1990, Sudden Time (written for London Philharmonic Orch) 1989-93, Three Inventions for Chamber Orch (cmmnd for 75 Salzburg Festival) 1993-95, Sometime Voices for baritone, chorus and orch (cmmnd for the opening of the Bridgewater Hall Manchester) 1996, Viola Viola (cmmnd by Tokyo Opera City) 1997, Palimpsests for orch (cmmnd by LSO) 2002, Shadowlines for piano 2001, Dance Figures for orch (premièred by Chicago Symphony Orch) 2004, Into the Little Hill (Paris Opera) 2006, Duet for Piano and orchestra (cmmnd by Roche) 2007-08, Written on Skin (Aix-en-Provence Festival) 2012; conductor of major int orchs and ensembles incl: Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic, Cleveland, LSO, Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta; conducted Pelléas et Mélisande (operatic debut, La Monnaie Brussels) 1999, ROH debut 2013; artistic dir Meltdown Festival South Bank 1993; dir Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music 2000; artistic conslt Sounding the Century (BBC Radio 3) 1996-99; By George (LSO, Barbican) 2002-03; retrospectives: Brussels 2003, Berlin 2004-05, Strasbourg 2005, Madrid 2005, Paris 2006, Lucerne 2008, San Francisco 2010, Frankfurt 2011, London (Olympic Festival) 2012, Milan/Turin 2013; awards incl: Lili Boulanger Award (Boston) 1985, Koussevitzky Int Record Award 1987, Grand Prix du Disque (Paris) 1987, Gramophone Contemporary Music Award 1990, Edison Award (Amsterdam) 1998, Schönberg Prize Berlin 2002, RPS Awards 2003, 2004 and 2009, World Premiere of the Year Opera Award 2013, Grand Prix of French Critics 2013; FRCM 1994, Hon RAM 2003, Hon GSM 2009, hon memb RPS 2011; Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) 1996, memb Bavarian Acad of Arts 2000
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