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Director, Warwickshire Youth Choirs

strand: arts, culture & music


Benjamin Hamilton, PhD is an opera and choral conductor known for his commitment to partnerships and collaborative working across all ages and stages, particularly leveraging the power of cooperation to transform the landscape of music education. 


Originally from a scientific background, he comfortably sits at the interface between the musical and academic worlds, working for Warwick: a Singing Town, a project initiated by Warwick Schools Foundation in partnership with multiple organisations across the town to use singing to bring Health, Happiness and Harmony to all. 


Benjamin is also the Artistic Director of Warwickshire Youth Choirs an organisation which partners with Warwickshire Music to deliver Warwickshire Sings! an in-school singing programme, touching 2400+ young lives fortnightly each year; and provides a progression pathway for future vocal talent through its extra-curricular Warwickshire Boys’ and Girls’ choirs. 


His work in opera has seen Benjamin partner with the Hackney Empire, producing the grime-inspired "Bat Out of Hackney", an award-winning opera adaptation of Die Fledermaus.  In March he assisted David Parry in a ground-breaking recording of Charles Villiers Stanford’s Shamus O’Brien in partnership with the charity Retrospect Opera and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera.  He has been invited to return to Scottish Opera next season to continue to grow that partnership. 


Benjamin is a testament to the transformative power of professional partnerships in music and education.

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