Masterclass of composition – O’Sullivan Benjamin





Benjamin O’Sullivan di North Devon

Sept 2011-June 2015
Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham, UK
Bachelor of Music (BMus) Honours Degree in Composition.

Sep 2013-March 2014
Conservatoire National Supérieur Paris de Musique de Paris, FR
Six Month Erasmus Scheme in Third year of BMus Study.
Studying Composition alongside Analysis and Nouvelles Technologies.

Additional Studies
February 2015 Impuls Academy Graz, AU
August 2014 Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik Darmstadt, DE

Principal Teachers
Birmingham Conservatoire: Richard Causton, Lamberto Coccioli, Edwin Roxburgh
Conservatoire National Supérieur de paris: Stefano Gervasoni !

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, L’Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Thallein ensemble, Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra, Lucini Ensemble, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland Futures Ensemble, Kokoro Ensemble.

Richard Barrett, George Benjamin, Pierluigi Billone, Raphael Cendo, Brian Ferneyhough, Francesco Filidei, Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadenstatter.

Awards and Accolades– ‘Piece for Flute’’ Selected and published by Acromis in their New Music Flute album (2012)
– Luxembourg Composition summer school, (Neimënster, 2015)
Go for mixed ensemble. Performed by the Lucini ensemble.

– Birmingham Conservatoire, Integra Live Frontiers Festival (Birmingham, 2015)
Atem for large ensemble and two electronic performers. Performed by the Thallein

Selections for festivals and Projects:ensemble and conducted by Daniele Rosina. (27th March).
INO for piano and electronics. Performed by Sofia Sarmento. (24th March).
– Birmingham Conservatoire, Harrison Birtwistle Frontiers Festival (Birmingham 2014)
INOM for 12 musicians. Performed by the Thallein ensemble and conducted by Richard Baker. (28th November).
– Birmingham Conservatoire, Legacies in technology (Birmingham 2014)
Saturation for live diffusion. Performed by Benjamin O’Sullivan.
– Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de paris Atelier (France, Paris 2013)
Memoire du futur for Ensemble. Performed by L’orchestre de conservatoire de Paris (November, 2013).
– South West Composer’s Day (Bournemouth, 2013)
Memoire du futur for Ensemble. Performed by the Kokoro ensemble L’orchestre Bournemouth (April, 2013).
– London New Wind Festival (London, 2012)
Piece for flute. (December, 2012).
– North Highlands Connections Creative week (Thurso, Scotland 2012)
Memoire du futur for Ensemble. Performed by the NYSOS futures ensemble (April, 2013). 

Experience Education: Mentor/Teacher on ‘Birmingham Young Composers’ Project, an outreach project for students aged 14-18 from West Midlands Schools.
IT: Knowledge of Max MSP, Pro Tools, Integra Live, Pure Data, Lua and Sibelius.
Concert Management:
– Assistant Producer at the London New Ear Festival 2012.
– Organising concerts of contemporary music within an college/university environment 

Languages: English, French (Currently working towards ‘DELF B2’ exam at level: Proficient, that i’ll be sitting in May 2015) and German (Beginner-currently studying privately). 

Performance Conducting, Guitar, Live Electronics and Piano 

Other Interests Travel; Cinema; Modern Art and Literature; Rugby; Swimming 


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