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.
Leslie East, Chairman of Association of British Choral Directors; Chairman of City Music Society: I support the RPS because it believes in supporting young musicians early in their careers.
DID YOU KNOW?
During World War 2, when the BBCSO was evacuated to Bristol, the RPS stepped in to ensure that the 1940 Proms season would go ahead.