A child prodigy, who commenced his classical music education at two years of age, Benjamin began touring at seven years old as a solo pianist, boy soprano, ballet dancer and the youngest self-taught harpsichordist in Australia. He embarked on his first international solo piano tour at 10 years old, performing a Mozart concerto with full orchestra in New Zealand. His Taradillions - Benjamin Skepper - Inimitable (Vinyl for music continued with studies in the violoncello, and he toured and performed with symphonic and chamber orchestras nationwide.
Benjamin moved to Tokyo in as a litigation and dispute resolution solicitor with an international law firm. All the while, he continued to explore music, contemporary composition, performance and multi media art forms. Benjamin has also worked Album) with the fashion industry, presenting at Milan, Paris, Tokyo and Melbourne Fashion Weeks as a performer, creative director and muse.
InBenjamin launched his independent record label under contrapuntal, releasing five self-produced solo albums, and collaborating with world famous record labels, such as Colombia Music and Ninja Tunes. Complementing his arts practice Benjamin also works in cultural advocacy. As a Cultural Ambassador to Russia, his first posting was with the City of Melbourne, with a mandate to report on the Saint Petersburg arts and cultural scene, and identify possible collaborations and international exchange opportunities.
Taradillions - Benjamin Skepper - Inimitable (Vinyl published by the Saint Petersburg City Counil, Benjamin is working with the Australian Ambassador to Russia, to co-develop an artist in residency program, as the first artist in residence in Australian history at the 500 Degrees - Tyga - Hotel California residence in Moscow.
The State Conservatory of Music in Saint Petersburg has also offered Benjamin a Creative Fellowship for his ambitious contemporary composition projects. At the core of his practice, Benjamin is committed to self initiating projects and world travel in order to explore interdisciplinary collaborations in sound, architecture, science, fashion and art, and using these projects to promote global diplomacy.
This is followed by his next sound art exhibition in Chelsea, New York. Castlemaine's Theatre Royal is the oldest continually operating theatre on the Australian mainland. Back around an early structure of rough timber and canvas was constructed to provide live entertainment for the thousands of diggers who swarmed into the district after discovery of what was to become the richest gold yielding area in the country.
I love this quaint Theatre, for it represents, in Australian terms at least, an early historical architectural example of Australian colonial life. And the energy no less Album) than playing for thousands! Support independent and original art and artists and avert homogeneity! All rights reserved. Posted by Benjamin Skepper at No comments: Links to this post.
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