Newcastle born Benjamin Fitzgerald is a contemporary classical pianist and composer that brings together the worlds of contemporary classical, minimalist jazz, folk & electronica. Performing alongside his 7-piece ensemble, Fitzgerald utilises a mixture of transcendent strings, loops and beats, ethereal saxophone and intricate polyrhythmic piano lines, but has blended them together to create a melancholic, trance-like sound in order to create a truly captivating experience for his audience.

Following on from his previous commission with BBC Arts, looking into representing different forms of mental health through the medium of live composition, Ben released his first EP 'Ambedo' with the BBC Last year. This was followed by his stand-alone single release titled "The Cottage", which looked into the trepidations of lock down, and the need to find our safe spaces.