Yeo, Benjamin

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Benjamin Yeo (b. 1985) is a Singaporean composer, arranger and conductor whose works have been performed and recognized widely around the world. A band enthusiast who started writing and arranging at the age of 15, many of his music has been published by major publishing houses such as C.L. Barnhouse Company in the United States of America and Beriato Music in Belgium. His works have also been recorded by world renowned ensembles such as the Washington Winds in the USA; The Royal Netherlands Army Band ‘Johan Willem Friso’, Rundfunk Blasorchester Leipzig as well as the Royal Band of the Belgian Guides in Europe.

Benjamin’s compositions have taken places on both the International and National Festival/Contest list such as the Bi-annual Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging for Brass/Concert Bands held locally. In 2007, his debut work, “Beyond the Highlands” was selected to be on the “New Band Music Reading List” at the prestigious Midwest Clinic, an International Band and Orchestra Conference held in Chicago, Illinois. The following year, his second work, “Legend of the Ancient Hero” was ranked the Top 100 out of the 800 over titles in the American Band College/Band World Magazine/Western International Band Clinic Literature List 2008-2009. His latest lyrical selection, “As the Moon Whispers” also joined the rank of Top 100 in the same Literature List for 2010-2011. As an active and a well sought-after composer, he writes for both commissioned and non-commissioned works. Benjamin is also a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS).


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