Benjamin Scott is in demand as a freelance musician throughout the UK.
Organ recitals take him across the UK and have seen performances in cathedrals such as Westminster, Liverpool and Canterbury; he is now beginning to venture internationally. Last year, he was appointed Director of Music at the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate to establish and develop the music department immersed in Gregorian chant, choral & organ repertoire and improvisation.
The majority of his students study organ, piano, singing and composition. Consequently, Ben has coached members of the Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir and recent students have gone on to scholarships at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. During his training to become a teacher, he specialised his studies on vocal physiology and solfége.
Accompanying ensembles has taken Ben to venues such as the Colyer-Ferguson Concert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall, several choir tours to English cathedrals (including Westminster Abbey) and BBC recordings for broadcasts. He also performs regularly for Canterbury Christ Church University as their ceremony musician and organist throughout the year. Previously, he served his alma mater as their Director of Chapel Music and Organ Scholar, graduating with the Performance Prize in 2014.
Recently starting up a small business for tuning and minor repairs to organ, pianos and other keyboard instruments has proved a successful new venture. He’s looking forward to working on and expanding this side of his career.
Get in touch if you’d like to book him for any of the above.
Downtime for Ben includes a love of cooking, gardening and walking. Residing in the idyllic village of Goodnestone with his partner Isa and their cats, Espresso and Pickles, makes the perfect compliment to the usual hustle and bustle!