Benedict is a freelance musical director and pianist based in London. His diverse work spans opera, film, music theatre and recitals. He was a baritone choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge before working at the Royal Northern College of Music as their Junior Fellow Repetiteur.
As a pianist Benedict has worked with conductors including John Wilson, Vasily Petrenko, Roger Hamilton and Andrew Greenwood. Benedict spends much of his time as a vocal coach, recently working with singers performing at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera North, and Glyndebourne.
In addition to his opera work, Benedict was invited to Guildford School of Acting as a freelance Musical Director for their third year undergraduate production of Rowe’s The Fix and was immediately asked back as an Associate to work with the postgraduate students on their devised projects of writing musicals. Benedict tours internationally, most recently working in Singapore as the rehearsal Musical Director for the West End production of The Sound of Music. He is currently working as the composer and musical director for a feature film to be released in 2019 and preparing for recitals in the UK. As the Musical Director for critically acclaimed close harmony group, The King’s Men, Benedict recorded their latest release, Love From King’s.
Future work includes being principal repetiteur for the opening of Nevill Holt’s new opera house on their production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and assisting Toby Purser on Opera della Luna’s acclaimed production of Donizetti’s La Fille du Regiment.