ben@benhess.com
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Chamber Orchestra

• Britten Sinfonia
• London Mozart Players
• London Concertante
• Thames Chamber Orchestra
• Johann Strauss Orchestra
• John Bate Orchestra
• Vivaldi Concertante
• Virtuosi of London
• Southern Pro Arte
• Bahrain Sinfonia - principal
• Jupiter Orchestra
• Worth Orchestra - principal

 

Symphony Orchestra
• BBC Concert Orchestra
• Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
• London Pops Orchestra
• London Concert Orchestra
• British Philharmonic Orchestra - principal
• Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Theatre
• Royal Shakespeare Company
• “Sunday in the Park with George” Wyndham’s Theatre, West End
• Moving Word Theatre - solo cellist
• English Eurythmy Theatre - cellist and composer
• Shakespeare “Pericles” (on stage improvisation)
• Brighton Festival, 2008 – solo cello with narrator

 

Chamber Music
• Dorset Music Society - Duo recital
• International Arts Festival , Crete
• INDABA Contemporary Music Festival , UNISA, South Africa
• Hyperion Ensemble - International Festival of Spectral Music
• Piano Trio concerts with Jonathan Truscott & William Hancox
• IMS at Prussia Cove

 

Film
• Recorded soundtrack for “Footprints” - composer, Dominik Scherrer
• Recorded soundtrack for Mansfield Park - Mirimax

 

Education

• Trinity College of Music - MMus (1996) Awarded first prize for Solo String Playing
• Royal Northern College of Music - GRNCM (1995)
• Professors: Emma Ferrand & Steven Doane