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millennia strings work with experienced arrangers for strings and brass who have provided arrangements for artists from George Michael to The Boo Radleys.

Andrew Skeet
Andrew works as Musical Director of and is an award-winning classical composer who composes for TV and film including the BBC Explorer theme. In the pop field, his string and brass arrangements feature on George Michael's single "Outside", The Boo Radleys "Kingsize" album and Dido remix of "Thank You". Andrew was a finalist in the 1998 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and his composition 'Vertigo' featured in the Meltdown Festival 1998.
Ben Foster
Ben began studying composition in 1994 with Steve Martland before attending the Guildhall School of Music. Ben studied with Simon Bainbridge, Francis Shaw and Andrew Schultz and was awarded the Lutoslawski Prize for composition. He has since been in great demand as an arranger, working with acts such as E17, Gary Barlow, Gabrielle, Toploader, The Flametrees and Boyzone (including their multi-platinum album Where We Belong'. Current projects include a revue show based on 1960s Motown music and forthcoming releases by Gary Barlow and S Club 7.
Joby Talbot
Joby studied composition with Simon Bainbridge and Robert Saxton at the Guildhall School of Music; since then his work has been performed by the BBC Philharmonic, Britten Sinfonia, the London Sinfonietta and the Brunel Ensemble.

As an arranger and performer with The Divine Comedy, Joby has collaborated with Neil Hannon, Michael Nyman and Ute Lemper. The band has released four albums and five Top 30 singles, the fourth album 'Regeneration', which was co-written by Joby, was released in March 2001.