Composer & Pianist
// BIOGRAPHY //
English composer Ben Munro made his debut with a commission by Leeds Symphony Orchestra in June 2016. His piece, The Chase, was subsequently performed twice more in November of the same year due to its successful first reception in the Summer. This created an ongoing relationship with the orchestra as both a composer and performer, leading to a commission by The Chamber Orchestra of Leeds. Reflections was first performed in February of 2019 at the Chamber Orchestra’s debut concert. Aside from composing for orchestral ensembles, Ben is actively involved with the music of his local community, leading to conducting in a variety of Yorkshire ensembles such as Harrogate Male Voice Choir’s 50th Anniversary concert at the Royal Hall, Harrogate, and composing an experimental sensory workshop piece for the visually impaired which combined both acoustic and electronic composition. His attendance to numerous Summer Schools and workshops to develop himself in an array of composing styles such as film, vocal and concert music has led to further public performances. APEX, a piece for mixed quartet, was performed at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the summer of 2018. Aside from commissions, he has taught in schools in Harrogate and Knaresborough, weaving creative aspects of theory and composition into teaching piano. Ben is currently studying a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree in composition and is a Parnassus Award holder at the Royal College of Music. Future highlights include the performance of a new commission by The Chamber Orchestra Of Leeds in the upcoming season.