Ben Mellefont & Lee Tsarmaklis
London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Free Online Webinar -
Thursday 27th May 2021| 19.30
Thank you to all who attended our virtual event. If you would like to watch it again, you can do here:
Brass and woodwind instrument specialists Windology Music are hosting a virtual event on May 27th featuring LPO principal clarinet player Ben Mellefont and tuba player Lee Tsarmaklis. The two Yamaha Artists will be sharing experiences from their lives in music in an event designed to entertain, inspire and educate brass and woodwind players of all ages and levels of ability.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Benjamin Mellefont was appointed Principal Clarinet of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019, having previously held the same position with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he also appeared as a soloist. He has also played as Guest Principal with many of the orchestras in the UK and Australia, and at festivals such as Salzburg, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh. A keen proponent of contemporary music, Benjamin has been a core and founding member of Explore Ensemble since 2012, with whom he has been involved in numerous premieres and commissions.
Lee Tsarmaklis was born in Athens and moved to England while still a young boy. He began learning the tuba at the age of 13, and later went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1990 he was appointed Principal Tuba of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. His career then took him to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and finally to the London Philharmonic Orchestra where he was appointed Principal Tuba in 2000. Lee also teaches tuba at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
Registration for this special event is open now on the Windology website. Speaking on behalf of Yamaha, Product Marketing Specialist Jeremy Smith says “Playing a musical instrument can lead to some amazing opportunities on life. We’re looking forward to hearing about the musical journeys of these two exception artists and delighted to support our friends and partners Windology in staging this essential event for all brass and woodwind players.