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Ben Griffiths

Double Bass


Royal College of Music 1998-2004
Charterhouse School 1993-1998
King’s College School, Cambridge 1989-1993


Aurora Orchestra – Principal Bass (appointed December 2012)
London Symphony Orchestra – Trial (section player)/extra
Northern Sinfonia – Trial (Principal)/Guest Principal
Britten Sinfonia – Guest Principal
Scottish Ensemble – Guest Principal
London Mozart Players – Guest Principal
COOL Music Session Orchestra
English Session Orchestra
John Wilson Orchestra
Russian Virtuosi of London
London Philharmonic Orchestra – Trial (section player)
BBC Symphony Orchestra – Trial (section player)/extra
RTÉ Symphony Orchestra – Guest Co-Principal
Symphony Orchestra of India - principal bass
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Trial (sub-principal)
BBC Concert Orchestra – Trial (section player)/extra


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Royal Ballet Sinfonia
ROH production of Babette’s Feast
Gemini Opera
Stanley Hall Opera
Independent Opera
Opera Four


Collaborations with various ensembles including:

Elias Quartet (Radio 3 broadcast 2011)
Navarra Quartet
Gould Trio
Royal Quartet (Radio 3 broadcasts 2007/8)
Allegri Quartet
Recitals with various artists including Kathy Gowers, Adrian Brendel, Alice Neary, Simon Crawford-Phillips inter alia
Presteigne Festival (Principal Bass since 2002) - Annual Festival including Radio 3 broadcasts






Mozart Per questa bella mano with Aurora Orchestra (King's Place)
Bottesini Grand Duo Concertante with Anete Graudina and TVU Orchestra
Lydia Kakabadse - The Phantom Listeners and other Chamber works
Naxos 8.572524
Recital at St John's, Smith Square
Orchestra Nova/George Vass
Cecilia McDowall Orchestral/Chamber Music
Premiere recording of Not just a place for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra (Dutton Epoch)
Recital for Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Dittersdorf concerto with Southbank Sinfonia

Education WORK

Tutor, Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra
Britten Sinfonia "Starting Out"
Scottish Ensemble workshops with Paul Rissman
Tutor on National Youth Chamber Orchestra
Tutor on Harpenden Musicale Summer School


Royal College of Music: BMus(Hons) Class 1 (July 2002)
Royal College of Music: 2 year PGDip (Orchestral Performance) Class 1 (July 2003/4)

Awards & Scholarships

2002, 2003
Countess of Munster Musical Trust
Ackroyd memorial trust (for tuition at RCM)
Foundation Scholarship, Royal College of Music


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