Summer Organist Tutor

Benjamin Sheen, currently Director of Music at Jesus College Cambridge, is an established concert artist on both sides of the Atlantic. Hailed as a “brilliant organist” by the New York Times, he is the 2013 winner of the Pierre S. du Pont First Prize in the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition, and that same year received Second Prize and the Jon Laukvik prize at the St. Alban’s International Organ Competition. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the Juilliard School, is a prize- winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and the 2011 recipient of the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal.

As a concert organist, Mr. Sheen has performed throughout Europe, the USA, Canada, Singapore, and South Africa. He has also made concerto appearances with the Auckland Philharmonic, City of London Sinfonia, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York City. Prior to Cambridge he held the post of Sub-Organist at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford and before that he spent eight years at the famed Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City as Associate Organist and as Acting Director of Music after the death of John Scott in 2015. In 2021, he released the inaugural recording on the new Dobson organ at Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue featuring organ works and transcriptions from Great Britain.

As Fellow and Music Director at Jesus College, he directs the internationally renowned College Choir and boy choristers who have recently collaborated with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in a performance of Handel’s Messiah, and toured to Sweden and the Channel Islands. His first recording with the choir, featuring music for Christmas and Advent, will be released later this year. He is also a supervisor in Music and organ tutor at the University of Cambridge.