Benjamin Rimmer

Biography

 

Benjamin Rimmer’s work of late has been performed by ensembles such as The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Elias Quartet, and Jugendkonzertchor Der Chorakademie Dortmund. In 2017, his vocal work In The Shining Blackness was premiered by the critically acclaimed Kingfisher Chorale in Leicester.

 

Previous commissions include those from Classic FM and the Royal Philharmonic SocietyBallett Im Revier Gelsenkirchen, and acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner. Most recently, he composed the score for a new ballet, Sandmann, which was premiered in 2018 at Oper Graz, and was choreographed by Andreas Heise.

 

In 2014 he was shortlisted for the Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS 2015 award and, in 2015, was one of the ten winning composers of the Oticons International Film Music Competition.

 

Benjamin also enjoys composing music for film. Most recently he composed the music for Romy, a short by director Ornella Hawthorn Gardez. His film music has also been performed live to picture at the Barbican’s Silent Film & Live Music series and, in 2016, to a screening of Albert Lamorisse’s Le Ballon Rouge at Milton Court Concert Hall. The latter was a collaborative re-scoring of the French classic.

 

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