Award-winning and critically acclaimed British conductor and composer Benjamin Ellin is currently co-founder and Musical Director of De Mowbray Music, Music Director of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, co-founder, conductor and composer of the contemporary-fusion ensemble Tafahum and Principal Conductor of the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra. Benjamin is also a founding trustee of the Evgeny Svetlanov Charitable Trust.
Benjamin has received commissions from orchestras and organisations across the world and in a variety of genres. Examples include his Symphony No. 1 which was premiered in 2022 under Dmitri Jurowski, his oratorio One Before Zero, to commemorate the centenary of WW1 which was premiered in Amiens (France) in 2016 before being performed across Europe and he has also penned scores for independent films, cross-genre collaborations and many concerti, including the two featured on this album.
Ellin’s belief in a musical world without boundaries is equalled by a tireless commitment as a Music Director and as a guest artist with leading ensembles across the globe. From 2006-2010 Benjamin was also Music Director of Pembroke Academy of Music in London, which provides vital musical education and opportunities to the young members of the Walworth community, London.