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Benjamin Picard

About this Artist

Benjamin holds degrees in Music and Composition from the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex, where he studied under the guidance of Richard Causton, Robin Holloway, Martin Butler and Ed Hughes. In 2016, following his postgraduate studies he was appointed as Music Librarian of the London Symphony Orchestra. In this role he prepared music for the LSO’s famously busy schedule of concerts and recordings – which includes 70 performances a year at the Orchestra’s London home at the Barbican Centre as well as regular performances at many of the world’s most prestigious concert halls and music festivals, highlights of which include: Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Paris Philharmonie, La Scala Milan, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and the Berlin Philharmonie. During his time with the LSO Benjamin has had the pleasure of working closely with many internationally recognized artists including: Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gianandrea Noseda, Marin Alsop, Francois Xavier Roth & Daniel Harding to name a few. Alongside his work with the LSO he also worked as a freelance arranger, copyist and composer.

In June 2019, following a highly competitive selection process, Benjamin was appointed to the role of Librarian with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.