Benjamin Rimmer

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.  

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