composer

George Benjamin

Biography

Born in 1960, George Benjamin is one of the outstanding composers of his generation.

He started to play the piano at the age of seven, and began composing almost immediately. In 1976 he entered the Paris Conservatoire to study with Olivier Messiaen (composition) and Yvonne Loriod (piano), after which he concluded his studies at King's College Cambridge under Alexander Goehr.

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George Benjamin