Ben Tarlton recently performed in a world premiere of a cello and choir work by Christian Henking with the Basler Madrigalisten in Schwarzenburg, Switzerland. In 2019, he gave the UK Premier of Anders Hillborg’s work ‘Duo’ for Cello and Piano in Milton Court Concert Hall, which The Guardian commented ‘playing with extraordinary precision and insight.’ Other concert highlights include Recitals at Wigmore Hall, St James’s Church Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, a BBC Radio 3 broadcast of Messiaen’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ in The Barbican Hall and Concerto performances at Cadogan Hall, St John’s Smith Square, West Road Concert Hall Cambridge, Dora Stoutzker Hall Cardiff and BBC Hoddinott Hall.
Born in Wales, Ben attended the Yehudi Menuhin School, studying with Thomas Carroll before studying at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins. He was a Concordia Foundation Artist, a Park Lane Group Artist, recipient of awards from Help Musicians UK, Countess of Munster Trust and The Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Ben is Festival Director of the Llantwit Major Chamber Music Festival, a cello teacher at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and was invited to be guest Course Director for the Pro Corda 2022 Cello Course.
He plays a William Forster cello generously loaned to him by The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain.