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Richard Benjafield

Guildhall School of Music & Drama


Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 2009, Richard’s current interests are in assessment and mentoring. A percussionist who started his career in 1988, he was the founder of Ensemble Bash, and worked extensively with London Sinfonietta, all of London’s contemporary chamber ensembles, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Richard has collaborated with artists as diverse as Steve Reich, Billy Cobham, Richard Alston, Joanna MacGregor, John Woolrich, Ghana Dance Ensemble, Colin Currie, Marque Gilmore, and the Hardingham Sculpture Foundry.



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