Ben Pelletier was raised in the wilds of Alaska before being awarded the Most Outstanding Musician Award at the McDonald's All-American Band and joining the Yamaha Young Performing Artist programme. He studied trombone at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where he received his Bachelor of Music degree with distinction and a Performer's Certificate. Now residing in Hong Kong, Ben Pelletier has established an active performing career across both the classical and commercial/pop scenes. In addition to his work with City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong since 2003, he performs with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and other top orchestras and ensembles in Hong Kong and South-East Asia, and has served as band leader and trombonist for numerous West End/Broadway-style productions. In addition to playing in and managing the popular Pete Moore Band, he has also performed live and recorded with many of Asia's best-known stars including Jacky Cheung, Alan Tam, Khalil Fong, Andy Lau, Eason Chan, Teresa Carpio, Leslie Cheung and Joey Yung, among others.