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For availability and general enquiries:

Alison Nethsingha

Alison Nethsingha

Senior Artist Manager

For contracts, logistics and press:

Holly Cartwright

Holly Cartwright

Assistant Artist Manager


Worldwide general Management with Askonas Holt Askonas Holt only represents George Benjamin as a conductor. Any enquiries relating to his work as a composer please contact Faber Music.

About Sir George

One of today’s most prominent composer-conductors, George Benjamin was born in 1960 and began composing at the age of seven.

Over many years Benjamin has developed a particularly close association with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. They have played under his baton for the premiere performances of Written on Skin, Picture a Day Like This and his Concerto for Orchestra at the BBC Proms. Benjamin also has a strong relationship with the Ensemble Modern, with whom he is touring this season to major venues including London, Berlin and Amsterdam. During 2023/24 he will also conduct concert performances of his operas with the Orchestre de Paris and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and return to both the Concertgebouw and The Cleveland orchestras.

Since 2001 Benjamin has been the Henry Purcell Professor of Composition at King‘s College London. He was knighted in the 2017 Birthday Honours, and was recently made the 50th laureate of the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize.

His works are published by Faber Music and are recorded on Nimbus Records.

Sir George is based in London
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Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Philharmonie, Berlin
Ensemble Modern Anna Prohaska (soprano) Unsuk Chin Spira – Concerto for orchestra Elizabeth Ogonek Cloudline Francesco Filidei Canticle of the Creatures for soprano and orchestra Interval George Benjamin A Mind of Winter for soprano and orchestra Dieter Ammann Glut for orchestra
Oct 2023
Philharmonie, Paris
Orchestre de Paris cast including: Stéphane Degout (baritone) and Georgia Jarman (soprano) George Benjamin Written on Skin
Dec 2023
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Concertgebouw Orchestra Oliver Knussen Choral Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments George Benjamin Concerto for Orchestra Interval Unsuk Chin Spira – Concerto for orchestra Gyorgy Ligeti Lontano