Benjamin Costello MA PGDip BMus FRSA has a portfolio career as a freelance musical director, singing coach, accompanist and adjudicator working in diverse genres, but principally musical theatre and vocal music, and he has been involved as a musical director with numerous productions across the U.K. Ben has worked extensively as a musical director, singing coach and lecturer for most of the major colleges including Arts Ed, Mountview, GSA, LAMDA and the RAM. He has also worked for the LCM (staff MD for six years), and at the universities of London, Surrey and Kingston. He is currently a singing tutor and musical director at Laine Theatre Arts.
Ben adjudicates at competitive festivals and schools throughout the U.K. as an adjudicator member of both the British and International Federation of Festivals and the Schools Music Association. He accompanies a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists in and around London, and his work overseas has included concerts in Poland, France, Italy, Crete, and Zimbabwe.
Formerly Chairman of Kingston Arts Council and Artistic Director of the biennial Kingston Festival of the Voice, Ben is presently Artistic Director of Thames Concerts Ltd and Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers. He was recently elected a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. His interests include composing, travel, food and drink, and motorcycling.
Ben can be contacted on +44 (0)7889 659324
(Biography updated: March 2014)