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Benjamin Burton

LEC's accompanist

Benjamin Burton is a talented young pianist with a passion for accompanying vocal and instrumental performances. Ben has accompanied a variety of choirs including Sydney Conservatorium Choir, Sydney University Graduate Choir, the International Grammar School choirs and the Arts Unit. In his role as accompanist, Ben was recently invited to tour Queensland with the widely acclaimed Ten Sopranos, and this year will be touring in Western Australia, Central Queensland, and Sydney's Central Coast among other places.

Ben is studying Piano Performance with an accompaniment focus at the Sydney Conservatorium and currently studies with David Miller, David Howie, and has studied with Bernadette Harvey and Stephen Mould. In 2011 he won won the Mollie Neale award for highest marks in accompaniment he has also participated in masterclasses with Carlo Barricello, Sue Newsome, Dr. Michael Halliwell, Maree Ryan and Ole Bohn.

Other work has included an audition and diction pianist for the Sydney Conservatorium, casual tutor/pianist for the Universit of Western Sydney, official accompanist for the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod and NSW Band Association, a performance of Menotti's 'The Telephone' with Jennifer Bonner and Alex Knight. Ben has also been repetiteur for the Conservatorium Opera Company's productions at La Finta Giardiniera (Mozart), Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein) and La Recontre imprévue Die Pilger von Mekka (Gluck).

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