Selection of extracts from recent compositions:

  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

Browse Benjamin’s Compositions / CDs:


Co-Op21 – Music – Benjamin Ellin, Video/Sound – Filip Saffray
Zwingli Church, Biel

World Premiere Performance, supported by:
City of Biel
Canton of Bern
Hans Gutjahr
Foundation Dürmüller-Bol
Foundation Swiss Foundation for young professionals with the SON orchestra

PATIENCE – Music – Benjamin Ellin, Photography – Gérard Uféras, Piano – Olga Jegunova, Video – Fanny Uféras. (2020-2021)

Created during corona crisis in 2020-2021 when the arts world was put on hold and culture became available through the virtual communication. This has inspired the 4 different artists to unite in mutual creative adventure.

VANTAGE – Bass Trombone Sonata commissioned by Christian Jones

Performed by Christian Jones – bass trombone & Arashi Kawamoto – piano

Benjamin introduces the collaborative work, “Before the Dawn” which incorporates a range of atmospheric sounds recorded by the local community including footsteps, yoga mantras, right through to household appliances.
Benjamin discusses the compositional process used as part of this ‘Rural Arts’ project in North Yorkshire.

“Calefaction” (meaning the act of heating) – A new piece for French Horn Sextet by Benjamin Ellin (September 2020).

Performed by Mark Almond

‘Grigory Tsyganov (viola) & Alexis Roman (flute) perform Ellin’s ‘Baker Reflections’

Ellin’s ‘Ahtsimoishkaan’ for 4 sections of violas featuring viola soloists Rivka Golani, Peter Barsony and Martina Joy Peter. Conducted by Nic Pendlebury in a collaborative concert with students from London’s Trinity College of Music (London), Liszt Academy (Hungary) & the University of Music and Performing Arts (Graz) performing music inspired by and honouring the Blackfoot First Nations people of Canada.

‘The White Crucifixion’ for solo viola & strings performed by Grigory Tsyganov with Ellin conducting in September 2019, Moscow.

Joseph Alessi, Ekaterinburg Philharmonic – Pandora Trombone Concert (1st mvt) by Benjamin Ellin (Ellin conducting):

BBC World News Interview ahead of Ellin’s ‘Miyabi’ Violin Concerto World Premiere with the Philharmonia Orchestra:

Clip of Ellin conducting Orchestre de Montpellier in Pergolesi Stabat Mater:

Clip of Ellin conducting Tafahum (East / West Fusion ensemble) in a performance of ‘Louou’ on YouTube:

Ellin conducting Tafahum (East / West Fusion ensemble) Ney Concerto, Composer: Benjamin Ellin, Ney Soloist: Louai Alhenawi Live at St John’s Smith Square, London:

Ellin conducts the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Mahler 2 on YouTube: