rep2Roman Benedict is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, orchestrator and music director based in London. Roman attended St. Andrew’s Cathedral School on a music scholarship, before completing a Bachelor of Arts (Music & Performance Studies) (Hons I) at the University of Sydney. Most recently, he studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, obtaining an MMus in Composition. He began composing and arranging for his school ensembles, and later for a wide range of university projects, including a series of scores for plays such as Eurydice (by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Pierce Wilcox for the Verge Arts Festival in 2009), The 39 Steps (Patrick Barlow adaptation, also directed by Wilcox, for the Sydney Fringe Festival 2011), Hamlet (directed by Paul Eastway, 2011) and Twelfth Night (directed by Patsy Rodenburg). He has written jingles and idents for the gatecrash podcast network

Roman’s compositions and arrangements have been performed in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Italy, and broadcast on ABC Classic FM, 2MBS FM and online.

Prizes

  • 2014, FineMusicFM/Willoughby Symphony Composition Prize, AMCOZ Encouragement Award
  • 2013, Australian and New Zealand Viola Society Composition CompetitionFirst Prize, Ensemble
  • 2012-2013, Ars Musica Australis, Fellowship
  • 2011, PALM Awards, Classical Music 2nd Place, People’s Choice winner

Selected Works

Orchestra

  • Fishing Tune (2016) – Arrangement of traditional Chinese tune for china tours of The Halle and Britten Sinfonia
  • Jumping the Groove (2014) – Concerto for Violin, strings and percussion, won AMCOZ Encouragement Award

Chamber Music

  • Eventide (2015) – Fantasia on Abide With Me for String Quartet and Electronics
  • Un/Winding (2013) – instrumental work workshopped by Chroma Ensemble
  • Entanglement (2012) – piano duet and percussion
  • Four (2011) – Viola quartet in three movements, won ANZVS composition competition

Choral

  • Agnus Dei (2014) – Work for SATB choir and organ commissioned for a Catholic funeral service
  • Vox-Box (2013) – a new vocal work for mezzo soprano, violin and viola, premiered at Wigmore Hall
  • Mass (2010) – Choral Mass, won PALM awards peoples choice

Theatre/Dance

  • Twelfth Night (2013) – Silk St Theatre dir. Patsy Rodenberg
  • Giving Space (2013) – The Place, contemporary dance collaboration with Joseph Toonga
  • Hamlet (2012) – Zenith Theatre dir. Paul Eastway
  • The 39 Steps (2011) – Sydney Fringe Festival, dir. Pierce Wilcox
  • Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice (2009) – Verge Arts Festival dir. Pierce Wilcox

Portfolio

Production Music

Roman has written jingles and underscores for podcasts and theatre. Examples can be found on his soundcloud, with more information coming soon about production music for sale and use – contact me for more info!

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Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei
Choral setting of the Agnus Dei comissioned for a funeral service. For SATB choir (divsisi) and Organ.
£12.00 £10.00
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Dusk and Dawn
Dusk and Dawn
String Quartets by Roman Benedict
£10.00 £8.00
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Eventide: String Quartet
Eventide: String Quartet
Fantasia on Abide With Me for String Quartet and Electronics by Roman Benedict
£20.00
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Four: Viola Quartet
Four: Viola Quartet
Viola quartet in three movements.
£40.00 £30.00
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