Benjamin has received an amazing amount of support from professional
harpists across the world one name that sticks out is
Deborah Henson-Conant because if she had not written New Blues
Benjamin may not have been so desperate to learn the harp.
hearing about Benjamin's 2002 concert for BBC Children in Need
Deborah sent 4 signed CD albums for the raffle together with a lovely
also helped Ben by mentioning his CD in her Newsletter.
and Deborah had been exchanging e-mail ever since and eventually met
for the first time in April 2006 at the Wales International Festival.
had taken a workshop with Deborah which he thought was fantastic.
Then the following day he found out that as one
of the competition winnershe was invited to perform at
was a great
more was to come ..... During the interval we went back stage to
collect Benjamin's harp and Deborah said - "Hey, we have not
played New Blues together" so they had a jam during the interval.
Then Deborah said - "That
was great, let's
do it again during the concert!"