Principal Bass Trombonist Benjamin Anderson grew up in Melbourne and began playing trombone in high school before moving on to bass trombone in his first year of university. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and the National University of Singapore (where he lived for two years), he has also completed a year of the professional performance program at the Australian National Academy of Music and is currently studying a Masters of Music at the University of Melbourne. He has performed with the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Macao Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and has played solo recitals in Singapore and New York. He is the recipient of the Frank Barzyck Prize, the Donald William Thornton Bequest, a Global Atelier Postgraduate Travelling Scholarship and the Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship. One day, he would love to play the opera Bliss, by contemporary classical composer Brett Dean.
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Benjamin is also a knitter – as is James Markey, the bass trombonist from Boston Symphony Orchestra.