Canadian composer, pianist, and conductor Ben Sellick cut his teeth in the rich musical environment of Winnipeg, MB, where he received Degrees in Film, Philosophy, and Piano Performance at the University of Manitoba. Under Elroy Friesen and Guy Maddin he has focused on writing choral and film music, and recently toured as a baritone with the National Youth Choir of Canada in collaboration with the National Youth Orchestra. He is currently working with conductor Michael Zaugg as an RBC Emerging Composer for Pro Coro Canada.
Ben’s work grows from a love of Canadian wilderness—he spends his summers sailing and canoeing in North Ontario—and traditions of sacred music and poetry, exploring time-worn thought with new harmony, form, and media.
Ben likes the colour orange, olive oil, wool socks, lakes, film music, El Greco, and podcasts.