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We start our season with a programme to ease your winter blues! Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, often described as the greatest piano concerto ever written, will be played by Ben Bachmann, a student of Eton College. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.1, "Winter Daydreams", invokes tranquil wintry images - no blizzards or wind here, but lots of snow outside and glowing logs in the fireplace inside. Borodin's Prince Igor Overture completes the programme, which will be conducted by ASO's new Musical Director Robert Hodge.

Born in Zürich, Ben Bachmann began playing the piano at the age of four. He was taught by his mother for over a year, until he started receiving weekly lessons from a local piano teacher. He then started to play the violin at the age of 7, and at age 11 he started attending the Pro Corda chamber music courses. These courses have really encouraged his development as a musician, and having been on courses every year, he has covered a wide range of chamber music repertoire, both on the piano and the violin. After leaving primary school, he joined Eton College, where he is a music scholar, currently in his final year. Throughout his time there, he studied the piano with Gareth Owen, whom he first met at a Pro Corda course a few months prior to his start at Eton College. Ben has recently performed in St. John’s Smith Square, and he has also been on a chamber music festival to Florence, where he performed in several different concerts over one week. He has also been a member of Eton’s Symphony and Chamber orchestras, where he has explored a wide range of orchestral repertoire. Aside from music, Ben will leave the UK next year to study in the US. He is also an enthusiastic sportsman, and is a member of the Eton College 1st VI tennis team.





The Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra is affiliated to and supported by Making Music and the Aylesbury Vale District Arts Council. It also acknowledges financial assistance from William Harding’s Charity and The Charles Pope Memorial Trust

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