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 has been involved as a musical director with numerous productions across the U.K. He has worked extensively as a musical director, singing coach and lecturer for many of the major colleges including Arts Ed, Mountview, GSA, LAMDA, RAM, and LCM (staff MD for six years), together with 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 performers, in concerts throughout the U.K. and overseas including France, Poland, Crete, Italy and Zimbabwe.
Ben was Chairman of Kingston Arts Council from 2006 to 2010 and Artistic Director of the biennial Kingston Festival of the Voice from 2007 to 2011. He is presently Artistic Director of Thames Concerts Ltd, Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers and Chorus Master for the Leith Hill Musical Festival. 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: June 2014)