Welcome to the website of Ben Socrates – a professional musician and concert pianist based in London. An alumnus of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance since 2012, Ben was awarded numerous prizes for solo and concerto performance, accompaniment, composition and improvisation. He has since gone on to perform recitals in over thirty different countries, spanning four continents, exploring the four handed repertoire with concert pianist Matthieu Esnult (www.esnult.com), with whom he formed the renowned International Piano Duo in 2011. Ben also collaborates and performs extensively with singers and instrumentalists, ballet and contemporary dance companies, opera companies and choral societies.
In 2015 Ben was interviewed by Frances Wilson for her blog The Cross Eyed Pianist – click here to read about his musical upbringing, interests, and insight into how he produces his concert programmes.
- Tuesday 20th September 2016, 7.30pm – £15 – Hurst Festival at Danny House, West Sussex, BN6 9BB – Henry Melbourne and I, performing music for clarinet and piano by Schumann, Poulenc, Bozza, Arturo Marquez and more – all info and tickets here - http://www.hurstfestival.org/…/ben-socrates-and-henry-…/E432
- Tuesday 27th September 2016 – Morley College, London – £FREE – I am taking part in a performance of Debussy’s second book of Preludes, with the students of Gwenneth Pryor’s Advanced Piano Performers Class.
- Wednesday 19th October 2016 – Chapel, University of Chichester – Funtington Music Society Celebration concert – I’ll be playing alongside three other Funtington Prizewinners – repertoire to be confirmed.
- January 14th – 28th 2017 – Oceana Cruise Ship – tour of the Carribean, Mexico and the USA – with the International Piano Duo featuring Matthieu Esnult.
- February 7th – 22nd 2017 – Oriana Cruise Ship – tour of Brazil - with the International Piano Duo featuring Matthieu Esnult.
- March 15th – 29th 2017 – Aurora Cruise Ship – tour of Fiji, Samoa and San Francisco - with the International Piano Duo featuring Matthieu Esnult.