RPS/Classic FM 25th Birthday Commissions Winner
Benjamin Rimmer (b. 1993) studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2016. He has recently received several commissions, including those from Ballett Im Revier Gelsenkirchen and from Internationally acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner, as well as receiving a number of performances of his work up and down the country and abroad. His work of late has been performed by ensembles such as The Elias Quartet and Jugendkonzertchor Der Chorakademie Dortmund and, earlier this year, his vocal work In The Shining Blackness was premiered by the critically acclaimed Kingfisher Chorale in Leicester. In 2014 he was shortlisted for the Britten Sinfonia's OPUS 2015 award and, in 2015, was one of the ten winning composers of the Oticons International Film Music Competition.
Graham Johnson, pianist: awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2010 for his 'unstinting championship of Song'.
DID YOU KNOW?
The cost of a bassoon for a young player starting their professional training is about £15,000. The RPS John Barbirolli Fund offers much needed financial assistance with instrument purchase.