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Benjamin Woodgates (b.1986)

Benjamin WoodgatesA BAFTA Breakthrough Brit finalist in 2015 and winner of both an ASCAP Foundation Award and the Oticons Faculty International Film Scoring Award, Benjamin Woodgates has received acclaim for his work across a breadth of media spanning film, art installation, television, videogames and theatre. In addition to his work as a composer, Benjamin has also been involved with a wide range of collaborative and crossover projects, from completing Percy Grainger’s Piano Concerto from the composer’s sketches to arranging the music for a unique collaboration between the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and deep-house producer Jamie Jones.

Music for voice has always played an important part in Benjamin’s career, and recent choral works include commissions from St Paul’s Cathedral and Choir & Organ Magazine, and a work composed especially for the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music. He has conducted choirs in performances across Europe, Japan, Canada and the USA; and has directed ensembles including the Hallé Youth Choir, Oxford University’s Out of the Blue and the West End Phantom of the Opera cast.

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