Ben Lewis-Smith WCS Accompanist
Benedict Lewis-Smith was organ scholar at The Queen’s College, Oxford (2007-2010), and prior to this was awarded a place as a specialist musician and organ scholar at Wells Cathedral School, Somerset. He is now Director of Music at St Columba’s Church, Knightsbridge and combines this role with a substantial freelance career in London including vocal coaching, accompanying and conducting. He currently conducts the office choirs of BNY Mellon, Fidelity International and News Choir UK.
He has broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and recently recorded on the digital label Resonus Classics and Regent Records. Recent performances include recitals in the Victoria International Arts Festival, Gozo, and a concert tour of Buenos Aires, where he delivered classes in English song to the students at the Departamento de Artes Musicales y Sonoras.
Previously Director of Music at St. George’s School, Windsor Castle he now works with choirs at Westminster School and Hill House International Preparatory School in London. He also performs alongside Julian Collings as the Oxbridge Organ Duo, with recent performances in Kristiansand Cathedral (Norway) and St George’s Basilica (Gozo). They are soon to release a CD with Regent Records “Firebird: virtuosic works for organ duet”. More information at www.benlewissmith.co.uk.