Ben Tarlton (cello): The Musicians’ Company #MiddayMusic

Ben Tarlton joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after winning our David Goldman award in 2019. Here he performs three movements from Bach’s Cello Suite No.3 in C major. Ben says: "Born in Wales, I studied with Sharon McKinley and Alexander Baillie before attending the Yehudi Menuhin School to study with Thomas Carroll. I received a Scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Louise Hopkins. Recent Awards include: The Suggia Gift by Help Musicians UK, Postgraduate Awards from The Countess of Munster Trust and The David Goldman Award from The Musicians' Company. I am a Concordia Foundation Artist, a Park Lane Group Artist, Artistic Director of The Llantwit Major Chamber Music Festival and recently started teaching at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. My reason for choosing these three movements from Bach’s Cello Suite No.3 in C major is primarily because they emanate such joyful and zestful feelings, heavily contrasting how Covid-19 has impacted us. For me, the Sarabande is an expression of how vulnerability is present in times of isolation and how through introspection, inner peace can be found. The two Bourree dances, one in C major and one in C minor, perhaps represent the light and dark of the human psyche as the moods couldn’t be further apart from one another. The Suite is closed by the high spirited and almost rustic Gigue. The solidarity of solo Bach is naturally very fitting to the lockdown scenario we are all in but the timelessness that this music possesses, is one that I feel resonates with us very strongly on an interpersonal level and can help us gain a perspective on how best to see a positive light at such difficult times." -------------------------------------------------- Musicians' Company Profile - About our David Goldman Award - Ben's Website - Ben's Facebook - Ben's Twitter - Ben's Instagram - Ben's YouTube - ------------------------------------------------- Join our weekly #MiddayMusic e-news at #MiddayMusic is supported by funds from the Musicians' Company’s Prince’s Prize which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a Liveryman of the Musicians’ Company for over 50 years. Donate to support The Musicians' Company Young Artists -