CLASSICAL & FLAMENCO GUITAR MUSIC
Sydney Wollongong Newcastle
‘ A great artist who takes you to the core of classical guitar ’
John Clarke ABC 1233
‘ Bravo! What an amazing young performer. Look out for this one ’
Phil Collins 2NUR FM
‘ A fantastic performance. Expressive and highly entertaining.’
Wendy Rawady SBS
Of Sicilian heritage, Ben Castelli is based in the heart of ‘Little Italy’ Leichhardt, regularly creating the exciting and festive atmosphere that is often associated with his culture. His repertoire is a brilliant blend of Spanish dance music, medieval folk songs, flamenco, jazz, and classical standards.
Ben Castelli attained his Bachelor of Music, graduating with High Distinction from the Newcastle
Conservatorium of Music. Majoring in double performance, he won many prizes and scholarships including the Newcastle University - Frank Hutchens Scholarship and Best Contemporary Performance at the Sydney Performing Arts Challenge.
Featured Live Performances include the ABC 1233 Sunday Program, 2NUR Lifestyle Program, The Ethnic Business Awards aired on SBS, The Western Sydney Business Awards, Taste of the Hunter DVD launch, Lifestyle Magazine Lovedale EXPO, Barry Meiklejohn 'Easy Skill Cookbook' launch, Conservatorium Concert Series.
In 2006 Ben became a targeted graduate from the University of New England with a Graduate Diploma in Education. After building a very successful music department at Moss
High School he took on the roles of music teacher at the Australian International Performing Arts High School (AIPAH) and guitar teacher at the Australian International Conservatorium of Music (AICM).).