Ben Johnson
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Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson Biography (BBC)

Ben Johnson studied with Neil Mackie and Tim Evans-Jones at the Royal College of Music and at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. He won the 2008 Kathleen Ferrier Award, a prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the singer’s prize at the Gerald Moore Awards. In September 2010 he joined the prestigious Radio 3 New Generation Artists Scheme. Ben studies currently with Jeffrey Talbot.

Ben’s recent engagements include Mozart concert arias under Jirí Belohlávek; Britten Serenade with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Strauss Lieder with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Haydn Paukenmesse and Britten Nicolas Cantata at De Doelen in Rotterdam; Mozart Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra; and his debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Brighton Festival. Other past engagements include Wozzeck with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen; Britten Les Illuminations under Francesco Corti; Evangelist St Matthew Passion with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway under Nicholas Kraemer; Haydn Harmoniemesse at the Aldeburgh Festival; Handel Messiah with the English Chamber Orchestra; Bach B minor Mass at the Three Choirs Festival; and Handel Samson with Harry Bicket in his BBC Proms debut in 2009.

In recital Ben works regularly with Graham Johnson. They have performed together recently at the Wigmore Hall; the Klavier Festival in the Ruhr in Germany; and at Snape in Aldeburgh. Most recently, Ben recorded songs by Poulenc with Graham Johnson for Hyperion records, due for release later this year. Other accompanists with whom Ben has worked include Malcolm Martineau at Aldeburgh and Roger Vignoles at the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam.

Future recitals include the Wigmore Hall in October 2011 (with James Baillieu) and in February 2012, and a recital for the City of London Festival this summer.

On the operatic stage, Ben sang a critically acclaimed Novice Billy Budd last season in a new production for Glyndebourne conducted by Sir Mark Elder. Other appearances include performances for Opéra de Lyon and Scottish Opera, and Aceste Ascanio in Alba at Kings’ Place with the Classical Opera Company. Future operatic engagements include Nemorino L’elisir d’amore for English National Opera; Tamino Die Zauberflöte for Opera Oveido and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for Opéra National de Bordeaux, whilst future concert engagements include Orbin in Elgar Caractacus with the Philharmonia under Sir Andrew Davis at the Three Choirs Festival; music by Frank Bridge at the BBC Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; and concerts with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of Ancient Music. From the 11/12 season, Ben will also be an ENO Young Singer.




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Karol Szymanowski
Symphony No.3 Op.27 The Song of the Night
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Symphony No.3 Op.27 The Song of the Night
Benjamin Britten
Ballad of Heroes
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Ballad of Heroes
Ben Johnson
Orpheus With His Lute
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Orpheus With His Lute
Arthur Bliss
The Beatitudes - I Got me Flowers to Strew Thy Way
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The Beatitudes - I Got me Flowers to Strew Thy Way
Carl Nielsen
Springtime on Funen - lyric humoresque for soloists, chorus and orchestra, Op.42
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Springtime on Funen - lyric humoresque for soloists, chorus and orchestra, Op.42
Richard Strauss
Zugemessne Rhythmen
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Zugemessne Rhythmen
Arthur Bliss
The Beatitudes
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The Beatitudes
Karol Szymanowski
Symphony no 3 The Song of the Night
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Symphony no 3 The Song of the Night
Zoltán Kodály
Budavari Te Deum
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Budavari Te Deum
Ralph Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge
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On Wenlock Edge
Max Bruch
Altes lied; Russisch (Nos 1 and 3 of Six Songs, Op 7)
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Altes lied; Russisch (Nos 1 and 3 of Six Songs, Op 7)
Arthur Sullivan
The Window - No. 1 On The Hill
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The Window - No. 1 On The Hill
Arthur Sullivan
Where The Bee Sucks, Arr. For Voice And Piano [from 'The Tempest' Incidental Mus
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Where The Bee Sucks, Arr. For Voice And Piano [from 'The Tempest' Incidental Mus
Ben Johnson
The Fairies' Dance from 'Oberon, the Faery Prince'
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The Fairies' Dance from 'Oberon, the Faery Prince'
Ben Johnson
Full Fathom Five from 'The Tempest'
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Full Fathom Five from 'The Tempest'
Luigi Denza
Se
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Se
Arthur Sullivan
Nel ciel seren
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Nel ciel seren
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem (BBC Singers 2016-17 Season)
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Requiem (BBC Singers 2016-17 Season)
Ivy Mason Whipp, Ben Johnson & James Baillieu
Woo Her Gently
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Woo Her Gently

Woo Her Gently

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Ivy Mason Whipp
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Ben Johnson
String Quartet No. 8: Lazy, Rocking
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String Quartet No. 8: Lazy, Rocking
George Frideric Handel
Messiah
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Messiah
Ivy Whipp, James Baillieu & Ben Johnson
Woo Her Gently
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Woo Her Gently

Woo Her Gently

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Ivy Whipp
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Gustav Mahler
Ruckert Lieder
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Ruckert Lieder

Ruckert Lieder

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Ben Johnson
Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio BWV.248
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Christmas Oratorio BWV.248
Ben Johnson
In darknesse let mee dwell
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In darknesse let mee dwell
Ben Johnson
Lady if you so spight me for voice and lute [publ. in Robert Dowland's A Musicall Banquet
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Lady if you so spight me for voice and lute [publ. in Robert Dowland's A Musicall Banquet
Ben Johnson
Farre from triumphing court [pub. in 'A musicall banquet', 1610]
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Farre from triumphing court [pub. in 'A musicall banquet', 1610]
Ben Johnson
Flow my tears (Lachrimae) [1600]
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Flow my tears (Lachrimae) [1600]
Ben Johnson
Fine knacks for ladies [1600]
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Fine knacks for ladies [1600]
Ben Johnson
Die Drei Zigeuner S.320 for voice and piano
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Die Drei Zigeuner S.320 for voice and piano
Ben Johnson
Der du von dem Himmel bist S.279`1 for voice and piano
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Der du von dem Himmel bist S.279`1 for voice and piano
Ben Johnson
Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh S.306 for voice and piano
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Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh S.306 for voice and piano
Ben Johnson
Wie singt die Lerche schon S.312 for voice and piano
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Wie singt die Lerche schon S.312 for voice and piano
Ben Johnson
Liederkreis Op.24
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Liederkreis Op.24
Ben Johnson
5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and piano
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5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and piano
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Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Martyn Brabbins conducts Ethel Smyth's Mass in D
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Barbican, London
2018-11-15T09:43:34
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15
Nov
2018
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Martyn Brabbins conducts Ethel Smyth's Mass in D

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Martyn Brabbins conducts Ethel Smyth's Mass in D

Barbican, London
Morning Heroes
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Watford Colosseum, Watford
2018-10-20T09:43:34
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20
Oct
2018
Morning Heroes

Morning Heroes

Watford Colosseum, Watford
Proms 2017: Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms
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Royal Albert Hall
2017-09-09T09:43:34
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9
Sep
2017
Proms 2017: Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms

Proms 2017: Prom 75: Last Night of the Proms

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Bliss
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Barbican, London
2017-05-12T09:43:34
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12
May
2017
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Bliss

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Bliss

19:30
Barbican, London
BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Mozart Matinée
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Milton Court Concert Hall
2017-02-19T09:43:34
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19
Feb
2017
BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Mozart Matinée

BBC Singers 2016-17 Season: Mozart Matinée

Milton Court Concert Hall

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