Ben Eames is a pianist who currently performs both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles throughout Scotland . Ben currently performs regularly as part of the Aurras Duo with Scottish flautist Fiona Sweeney. Ben has performed in a variety of venues in in Scotland including The Queens Hall, Edinburgh; Falkirk Town Hall; Albert Halls, Stirling; Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Society of Musicians.
He completed his Masters of Music in piano performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance studying under Douglas Finch. During his time at Trinity Laban, Ben’s repertoire focussed primarily on late 18th/early 20th century piano works with particular emphasis on Russian composers. While studying he also worked with the Wren Ensemble performing a chamber reduction of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 as well as other ensembles. Ben has performed in venues throughout Greenwich including the Royal Naval College Chapel, St Alfeges Church and King Charles Court.
In July 2014, Ben graduated from the Ian Tomlin School of Music in Edinburgh Napier University with a 1st class Bachelor of Music with Honours studying under Simon Coverdale. During his time at Napier Ben worked extensively with various ensembles performing both classical music ranging from romanticism to 20th century and contemporary popular music. He also frequently worked in collaboration with fellow student composers as part of various concerts and workshops. In November 2013, Ben performed Mozart’s Concerto in C Major No.21, K.467 with the Edinburgh Napier Chamber Orchestra. Whilst at Napier Ben won multiple prizes at the Edinburgh Competitions Festival including: Horace Fellowes Medal for Chamber Music (2014); Elizabeth Ritchie Medal for 15 Minute Recital (2013); Christina Pentland Medal for Classical Piano Recital (2012) and the Chopin Medal (2012).
Whilst Ben is currently focused on late 19th/20th Century classical music his entire repertoire is diverse, ranging from baroque through to romanticism as well. He co-creates and co-hosts Scotland’s award-winning Ear To The Ground Podcast, which features interviews with some of Scotland’s finest composers.