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Benjamin Markovic

Alongside his final year reading music at the University of Cambridge, Ben runs a busy freelance career combining collaborative piano with teaching, organ playing and choral conducting. He is Director of Music and Organist at St Mary Magdalene, Enfield where he runs the parish church choir and is about to start a children's choir, with the aim of making singing accessible to anyone - regardless of musical background.

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Biography

Ben is a recent graduate from the University of Cambridge, where he read Music at Queens' College, holding the Aliki Vatikioti Senior Organ Scholarship. Alongside this awards, he held the prestigious Harry Gabb Scholarship of the Royal College of Organists and was until recently the Magister Scholae of the Fisher House Schola Cantorum, Cambridge. He has recently passed his FRCO and LTCL (in piano performance) with distinction. He was Organ Scholar at Worcester Cathedral during the year 2019-2020, where he was responsible for assisting with the training of the choristers and accompanying the cathedral choirs. He currently studies organ with Jeremiah Stevenson, piano with Michael Dussek, singing with James Oldfield and Alexander Technique with Polly Waterfield.

Ben frequently performs around Cambridge having given solo recitals across Cambridge, and is active as a keyboardist and conductor. Recent performances include playing continuo in Handel’s Xerxes and Dixit Dominus as well as conducting Tchaikowsky’s Symphony 5 in e minor, Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor, and Vaughan-Williams’ ‘Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis’. He is also an accompanist on the Sir Arthur Bliss Lieder Scheme 2022/3 at Cambridge University, on which he receives coaching from Joseph Middleton. Beyond Cambridge, he has recently given solo recitals in St Edmundsbury and Birmingham Cathedrals as well as having conducted a service of evensong with his Farrant Choir in Westminster Abbey.

Ben is the Accompanist and Assistant Director-elect of Islington Choral Society, and Organ Scholar-elect at St Martin-in-the-Field for 2023/4.

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