Benjamin Lloyd, violinist, and composer of classical works, full orchestra symphonies, concertos and overtures. Contact him for a commissioned piece or performance


Benjamin Lloyd is a classical composer of this generation. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music and has been playing violin in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra since 1980. His composition style has been inspired by the great composers and several journeys through Europe have given his music depth. His works have been premiered in the US and Europe.

A Life Dedicated to Music

Benjamin Lloyd Classical Composer 1
A graduate of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, and violinist for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra since 1980 Benjamin has no doubt accumulated significant musical experience in his life. A close working relationship with Shawn Phillips and Paul Buckmaster has fast-forwarded his ambition and skill as a classical composer. Following the Nashville Symphony Orchestra premiere of 'Events in the Life of a Prince' he has since composed many works, including several commissions and finishing his full orchestra Symphony #1 'Hope' in 2012. He is currently working on his second Symphony. His series of Pre-Concert Premieres were performed by members of the Nashville Symphony prior to the 2013/14 season concerts at the Schermerhorn Symphony Centre, in order to enhance the symphonic experience of the day. Other compositions have been premiered in Europe, USA, and South Africa.

Benjamin is available for private commissions, tuition and public speaking.


This is very important to me, I express myself in music, you hear my music and you will know me.
Benjamin Lloyd


About Ben

Benjamin has a rich background in the study of music and composition, dedicated many years playing the violin in a multiple grammy award winning orchestra and has played under most of the revered conductors of his time.


Benjamin writes for full orchestra as well as smaller ensembles and personal dedications on request. Many of his works have been performed by musicians of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Lakeside Symphony.


Did you know that each concert of the Classical Series 2013/14 of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra was preceded by an original composition and premiere in the lobby for all concert goers to enjoy? The entire Pre-Concert Series was composed by Benjamin and the musicians of the Nashville Symphony did a wonderful performance each night. Click below for more information.

Music For You

"...Benjamin has a special talent to compose something that truly speaks to our soul...". Benjamin has been engaged for private and orchestral commissions to the specifications and needs of the musicians who will perform it. Knowing orchestral and non-orchestral instruments he is able to create a unique piece for your special day. Contact Benjamin to receive further information and discuss how.


Violins Lessons

Benjamin usually teaches about 4-5 students at any one time. His lifetime dedication of playing the violin and 34 years playing with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra enables him to adequately prepare students who wish to pursue a music career in violin performance.


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Ensembles and Orchestras

As well as full orchestra works Benjamin can cater to just about any size of ensemble, variety of instruments and skill levels. Please contact Benjamin to specify your needs and to kick-start a conversation.