Ben Palmer is Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Philharmonie Merck in Darmstadt, and Founder and Artistic Director of Covent Garden Sinfonia. He has a busy guest conducting schedule, working with orchestras such as the Hallé, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, RSNO, and the Orchestra of Opera North. He is one of Europe's foremost specialists in conducting live to film. In addition to his work as a conductor, he is highly sought after as a composer, arranger and orchestrator.
From 1997-2003 Ben was member of Suffolk Youth Orchestra, including several seasons as principal trumpet, as well as playing with ensembles in West Suffolk.