Ben Lunn - RPS Composer Premiere

Sat 09 Mar 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Upper Chapel, Sheffield

Ben Lunn is writing a new work for Music in the Round's Ensemble 10:10, as part of his place on the RPS Composers programme. This is the first chance to hear the work he has written, at the Upper Chapel, Sheffield.

Ben's love of music came from playing in brass bands. Raised in Sunderland and living in Glasgow, his work often focuses on matters of class and disability. Such issues also resonate through his advocacy, his programming of concerts solely comprising disabled composers, and hosting events discussing class politics and music. You can read more about Ben and his work on our website here.

Ben is one of eight individuals we have supported on the 2023 RPS Composers programme, giving each a commission and premiere with a noted ensemble, festival or venue, as well as a year of professional development, giving them the chance to meet industry experts and professional composers, furthering their confidence and skills to seek further commissions and premieres of their own. The RPS Composers programme is made possible by a range of trusts and foundations, and through the kind support of RPS Members.

You can find out more about RPS Membership and how you can help us support talented musicians like Ben here.

Ben is writing for the Music in the Round's Ensemble 360, in a concert celebrating Ensemble 360 and Music in the Round's collaboration with composers commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Alongside a world premiere of a new string trio by Ben Lunn, whose evocative music has already marked him out as a distinctive new voice, the Ensemble revisits some of their favourite works from recent commissions.

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