Benjamin Lloyd, violinist, and composer of classical works, full orchestra symphonies, concertos and overtures.

Symphony No 1 - Hope

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 has completed his second Symphony 'Life' in 2018 and is currently working on his third. 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.

Catalogue of Works

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.

Ensembles and Orchestras

"...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. As well as full orchestra works Benjamin can cater to just about any size of ensemble, variety of instruments and skill levels.