George Benjamin

(1960 - )


‘Each of Benjamin’s orchestral works… is a miraculously crafted masterpiece, often the result of years of planning and sketching…’
The Guardian

'… one of the most formidable composers of his generation…'
The New York Times

'… one of the greatest musicians of our time…'
El Pais

'… one bows down before such a great musician…'
Le Figaro 


Buy George Benjamin scores from the Faber Music Store here

Watch a video of George Benjamin discussing Viola, Viola here

Listen to a BBC Radio 3 documentary featuring George Benjamin and the BBC SO here

Read about Klavier-Festival Ruhr's educational project involving George Benjamin's work Piano Figures here

Watch a video of Three Inventions for Chamber Orchestra performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain under George Benjamin here

Please click here to download this beautiful book on George Benjamin, with regard to his Roche commission, 'Duet' for piano and orchestra performed at the Lucerne Festival in 2008.
The book includes interviews with the composer, plus excerpts from the manuscript score.

Here is an extract of George Benjamin conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker in Palimpsests:



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