Benjamin Wallfisch was awarded the Master of Music degree with Distinction in composition from the Royal Academy of Music and is the first composer in the Academy’s history to be awarded the coveted honorary DipRAM.
Whilst at the Academy he was the recipient of every composition prize including the Theodore Holland Intercollegiate Prize and the PRS for Music Foundation Scholarship. He graduated from the Joint Course of the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester with First Class Honours and his teachers have included Anthony Gilbert, Michael Finnissy, James MacMillan and Robert Saxton.
Wallfisch is an Emmy, Ivor Novello Award and multiple World Soundtrack Award nominated composer and conductor. He is currently associate Composer of the Orchestra of St. John’s and has recently been made an associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Chopin's Waterloo is a Chamber composition for piano, violin, cello, double bass, horn and percussion. It was a co-commission by four international festivals: Sitka Summer Festival, El Psso Pro Musica, Austrailian Festival of Chamber Music and Wimbledon Music Festival.
The UK premiere was on the 24 November 2012 at the International Wimbledon Music Festival performed by Piers Lane, Jack Liebeck, Zuill Bailey, Rinat Ibragimov, Richard Watkins, and Timothy Constable.