Ben Sheen

cco-sheen-200Ben Sheen began his musical career as a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral where he took up the organ under the tutelage of Mark Williams, which led him to become the youngest organist to give a recital in the cathedral at the age of just 13. In 2003, Ben was awarded a music scholarship to Eton College, where he furthered his organ studies with Alastair Sampson and David Goode. While at Eton, Ben toured the USA with the Chapel Choir, appearing as both an accompanist and soloist in New York, Washington and Princeton University. Since then, Ben has given concerts throughout the UK and further afield in Germany and Australia as well as making appearances on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC Oxford. Recently, Ben gained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists, winning the Limpus, Durrant and Shinn prizes for performance. Future commitments for Ben include recitals in Canterbury Cathedral and Southwell Minster as well as a solo tour of Australia and New Zealand in the summer of 2011. Ben is currently the Senior Organ Scholar at Christ Church where he studies the organ with Thomas Trotter. For further information, please see www.bensheen.com.