Benjamin Ellin

Benjamin Ellin

Benjamin Ellin

Award-winning and critically acclaimed British conductor and composer Benjamin Ellin is currently co-founder and Musical Director of the Thirsk Hall Festival and De Mowbray Music, Music Director of the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, co-founder, conductor and composer of the contemporary-fusion ensemble Tafahum, Principal Conductor of the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra and President of Pembroke Academy of Music, London. Benjamin is also a founding trustee of the Evgeny Svetlanov Charitable Trust.

His belief in the positive power of music within society is reflected in the wide-ranging projects of which he is currently a major figurehead. Ellin’s belief in a musical world without boundaries is equalled by a tireless commitment as a guest artist and as a Music Director.

Latest Album

New Recording featuring Ellin’s Works for Trombone including the trio “Windows’ featuring trombonists Joseph Alessi, Blair Sinclair & Christian Jones and the Orchestra of Opera North

Available: Presto Music | Amazon

“Melodically appealing, harmonically adventurous, rhythmically exciting, and brilliantly orchestrated. Probably my disc of the year so far and it will be a hard one to beat.”
Paul RW Jackson, British Music Society, June 2023

Composition Sample Audio

  1. Crossing Green - Clip East / West Fusion Chamber Ensemble 0:26
  2. One Before Zero Oratorio - Clip 2 Choirs, Orchestra & Vocal Soloists 1:36
  3. Three States at Play - Clip Solo Violin 0:58
  4. Vanon - Clip Brass Ensemble 1:12
  5. String Sinfonia - Clip String Ensemble 0:25
  6. White Knight - Clip Voice & Piano 2:21
  7. Siksika Viola Concerto - Clip Chamber Orchestra 1:56
  8. Miyabi Violin Concerto - Clip Symphony Orchestra 1:32

Latest Video

Symphony No. 1

Commissioned by the Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition

Full Programme Notes available HERE

Images from “Windows” album recording – see more HERE

Recent Press

“Ellin clearly loves this music, and his players, equally clearly, were ready to follow where he led…
…here was an amateur orchestra showing the way”

Richard Bratby, The Spectator

Full review of Slaithwaite Philharmonic’s January concert HERE