Head of Music
Ben Hall was awarded a competitive Exhibition in performance at the Royal College of Music, studying piano under Yu, Chun Yee and organ with Richard Popplewell, Master of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal. He was awarded a major Countess of Munster award for performance, Ian Fleming Bursary, the RCM Concerto Prize, ‘Haigh’ Bach Prize (organ), and was selected to represent the college as piano concerto soloist in the televised documentary The Royal College of Music – 100 years. His MMus(RCM) Music Cognition Mechanisms and Performance Practice complemented a performing career which began with a London debut at St. John’s, Smith Square in 1982. A varied and extensive piano and organ repertoire has included first performances of the compositions of Sir Lennox Berkeley, Ronald Stephenson, Richard Rodney Bennett, Edward Smaldone and dedicated works. He has given Radio and Television broadcast performances in Great Britain and Holland, Concerto and recital appearances in Great Britain, Italy, France and the USA.