Benjamin Teague BMus (Hons) is a recent graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Having studied piano with Christopher Knott and Alison Bowring before enrolling onto the undergraduate composition programme, Benjamin also took organ lessons with David Geoffrey Thomas at Llandaff Cathedral. During undergraduate study, Benjamin studied composition at the Royal Welsh College with Michael McCartney, Ceri Tippetts, and the late Peter Reynolds. With a keen interest in French music of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as American and English minimalism, Benjamin’s compositional aesthetic is a blend of organic development and harmonic exploration, aiming to recycle and develop as much material as possible.
Benjamin has given organ recitals across the UK and the USA, having performed in Maine, Connecticut, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. on two recital tours, planning to return in 2019. As accompanist and rehearsal pianist, Benjamin has worked with various choirs and churches throughout South Wales, and is giving a solo piano recital for the first time this evening. As conductor, Benjamin is Benefice Organist and Choirmaster of All Saints Church Cyncoed, Director of Music for Constanza Ladies Choir, and the Director of Music for the Archive Ensemble, a flexible performing ensemble-come-production company, previously performing Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’, Liszt’s ‘Via Crucis’, and several other works in the past year since its inception.
In 2018 Benjamin won the Beryl Weale Composition Prize for Composition at the Royal Welsh College, and became a member of the Honourable Company of Organists based in Toronto, Canada.