Presenters & Performers
Benjamin Sheen, Sub-Organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, is one of Great Britain’s brightest young organists. Hailed as a “brilliant organist” by the New York Times, he is the 2013 winner of the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition, and that same year received Second Prize and the Jon Laukvik prize at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the Juilliard School, is a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and the 2011 recipient of the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal.
As a concert organist, Mr. Sheen has performed throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Singapore, and South Africa. In 2019, he made his concerto debut with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra alongside solo recitals in Christchurch and Wellington as well as throughout Australia. He has performed with notable orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia in the UK, and made guest appearances playing and directing with Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City. Before returning home to Oxford, he spent eight years at the famed Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City as Associate Organist. Later this year, he will release the first solo organ recording featuring the new Dobson organ of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, featuring music from Great Britain and including several new transcriptions by Edward Elgar and John Ireland.
Benjamin Sheen is represented in North America exclusively by Philip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.