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Clifford Benson

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Born: November 17, 1946; Grays, Essex   Died: August 10, 2007  
At the Royal College of Music in London, British pianist Clifford Benson studied with Lamar Crowson and Cyril Smith. He was awarded the Chopin Sonata Prize, the Geoffrey Tankard Lieder Prize for Accompaniment, and the Tagore Gold Medal while at school. He went on to win first prize winner in the BBC Beethoven and Munich International Duo Competitions, both with the violinist Levon Chilingirian. He has collaborated with many prominent artists, Read more including violinist Shlomo Mintz, flutists Trevor Wye and William Bennett, baritone Stephen Varcoe, and clarinetist Thea King, but also with singers Cleo Laine and Eartha Kitt. He was also the pianist for Jacqueline du Pré's master classes on BBC television. A former member of the Nash Ensemble, he appeared as a soloist and chamber musician at the BBC Promenade Concerts. He performed with conductors Sir Charles Mackerras, George Hurst, Daniel Barenboim, and Neville Marriner. World premieres he performed include Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's Three Romantic Pieces and Malcolm Lipkin's Sonata No. 4. He recorded a great deal of English music for Hyperion and released other recordings on Bravura, Chandos, CRD, CamerataTokyo, Beep, Deutsche Gramophone, and Unicorn. Benson was also a composer and has published several works for the piano. His Au revoir Sylvie, originally written for solo piano, was orchestrated and performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. He taught piano and chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music, London, but was also an oft-sought adjudicator for competitions and festivals. Read less
Stanford: Songs Vol 1 / Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson
Release Date: 04/11/2000   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 67123   Number of Discs: 1
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English Music For Clarinet / Thea King, Clifford Benson
Release Date: 09/09/1997   Label: Hyperion Dyad  
Catalog: 22027   Number of Discs: 2
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Parry: English Lyrics And Songs / Varcoe, Benson
Release Date: 11/24/1998   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 67044   Number of Discs: 1
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Stanford: Songs Vol 2 / Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson
Release Date: 07/11/2000   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 67124   Number of Discs: 1
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Earth And Air And Rain - Finzi: Songs / Varcoe, Benson
Release Date: 08/11/2009   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 22070   Number of Discs: 2
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