Reigate and Redhill Music Festival, Affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals
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Benjamin Costello MA PGDip BMus FRSA

Ben is a freelance musical director, adjudicator, singing coach and accompanist, working internationally.  He is also Artistic Director of Thames Concerts, Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers, Chorus Master for the Leith Hill Musical Festival combined choirs’ concerts and Assistant Artistic Director of Thames Philharmonic Choir.  He is a generalist music adjudicator with both the British and International Federation of Festivals and the Schools Music Association.

A specialist in musical theatre, Ben has worked for most of the major London performing arts colleges, and has lectured for universities including London, Surrey, Kingston and Portsmouth.
Born and based in London, Ben trained initially as a flautist, and subsequently majored in piano, singing and conducting.  His early career included répétiteur work with the London Symphony Orchestra, and he remains much sought-after as an outstanding accompanist in musical theatre repertoire. 

Outside of music he is a keen motorcyclist.

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