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Biography

Benjamin Birtle

Born in 1980, Ben began cello lessons at the age of 6 with Alexander Kok. At the age of 11 Ben attended Chetham's School of Music and was taught by Peter Dixon and Kim Bak Dinitzen. In his final year (1999) he won the school concerto auditions and was given the opportunity to perform the Walton cello concerto with the school orchestra on a tour around the UK, including a performance at the Walton festival in the presence of Lady Walton. It followed with a repeat performance at the Bridgwater Hall with the Halle orchestra.

In 1999 Ben won a scholarship to attend the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2001 Ben won the 1st prize in the Bromsgrove International Young Musician's Platform. Other competition successes include first prizes at the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year, Chandos Competition and the Rosemary Bursary Trust.

Ben has benefited from several masterclasses with eminent cellists such as Ralph Kirshbaum, Steven Doane, Aldo Parisot, Harvey Shapiro and Desmond Hoebig.

Since 2004 Ben has been working as a freelance cellist with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2007 he also spent a year as the number 3 cellist in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Contact Benjamin

Address: Andover
Hampshire
SP11
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Fee (45 minutes): £30.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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