Ben Zander

Ben Zander

Music Conductor


Boston Philharmonic

Boston, MA USA


Don't look around wondering whether you're better or worse than the next person because it's not about that-it's about what you want to do.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Wrote his first compositions when he was nine years old; his mother entered them into his town's annual art festival.
One of the festival judges said his compositions were so bad, he should never write music again.
Undeterred, his mother sent the music to renowned composer Benjamin Britten, who invited Zander to come study with him.
Studied cello; at age 12, was youngest member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
After taking five years off and traveling Europe as a "vagabond," returned to university, studied literature.
Came to the U.S. to do graduate work at Harvard and Brandeis Universities.
Conducts the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Nominated for Grammy for "Best Orchestral Performance" in 2010.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
University College London, England
graduate
Graduate
Brandeis University
graduate
Graduate
Harvard University
Career

Career

Music Conductor

I'm passionate about classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Music
Writing
Writing
Being Creative
Being Creative