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 and singing coach for most of the major performing arts colleges including Arts Ed, Mountview, GSA and LAMDA. He has also worked for the LCM (staff MD for six years), the RAM, 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.
He enjoys a long association with the arts in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames: Formerly Chairman of Kingston Arts Council and Artistic Director of the biennial Kingston Festival of the Voice, he is currently Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers and Artistic Director of Thames Concerts Ltd.
Ben can be contacted on +44 (0)7889 659324
(Biography updated: August 2013)