Ben de Souza

Ben de Souza

Thursday, 25th April 2024

Ben de Souza and AGM

(Classical Accordion)

The Interval will follow the
77th Season AGM
Programme TBA

Ben de Souza presents a programme of music for solo classical accordion. Repertoire to include Baroque transcriptions, and original repertoire for the accordion from Russia and Scandinavia.

Concert Ticket Information

Single Tickets can be booked online via The Lights

Single Tickets also available on the door at this Concert

Ben de Souza

Further information:

Ben de Souza
Ben de Souza

Ben de Souza is one of a growing number of British classical accordionists at the forefront of promoting the instrument in this country. His playing shows “great technical assurance and control, beautifully understated expression, and real soul.”

Ben is a regular recitalist and chamber musician and has performed extensively throughout England. He has collaborated with West Forest Chamber Ensemble, The Assembly Project, Bloomsbury Festival and Newbury Spring Festival, while in 2018 he made his orchestral debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra, under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy. The accordion takes Ben across the UK and has allowed him to perform in venues such as St David’s Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Stoller Hall, Hampton Court Palace and South Hill Park Arts Centre.

Having previously studied with Romano Viazzani, Ben completed his undergraduate studies with Owen Murray at the Royal Academy of Music. He has also received tuition from many of the world’s leading accordionists including Friedrich Lips, Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi, Bjarke Mogensen, Mie Miki, Iñaki Alberdi and Matti Rantanen among others.

Ben is passionate about educating the next generation of British accordionists and has a busy private teaching practice encompassing students of all ages and abilities. He also holds the position of Accordion Teacher at Salisbury Cathedral School and The Purcell School.

Ben has trained as an accordion repairer and tuner with Beltrami Accordions, Italy, and works part-time as an accordion repairer for ZZ Music.

Ben also holds a Masters in Choral Studies from the University of Cambridge, where he studied conducting with Stephen Layton and Graham Ross. In addition to his work as an accordionist, Ben is a freelance choral conductor, working with a range of choirs. He is the founding conductor of Clare Hall Choir at the University of Cambridge, and is Director of Music at Earley St Peters church, Reading Ben is also Musical Director of Farnham & Bourne Choral Society and Newbury Chamber Choir and works with Taplow Children’s and Boys’ choirs.

When not involved in something musical Ben can be found volunteering at Didcot Railway Centre, building finescale model railways, or doing anything football-related.

Dates for the 78th Season

September 2024
October 2024
November 2024
January 2025
February 2025
March 2025
April 2025

The Officers and Committee of Andover Music Club have taken great care in arranging the concert series detailed on this web site and have ensured that all material is as accurate as possible. Should changes become necessary, members have the Chairman's assurance that:

  • changes by agents/artists are allowed only when justified;
  • any replacement artist(s) or music choice will be of at least equal merit to the original;
  • if possible, changes will be published in the Club's printed programmes, by announcements at the concert and on this web site.