2018 Winner of the Enrico Caironi Lifetime Recognition Award

Lifetime Achievement

Keith Benson

Each year, The Enrico Caironi Lifetime Recognition Award is presented to an individual whose passion for the industry has gone above and beyond the call of duty, in turn benefitting their colleagues, the industry, and the wider world.


Keith Benson became the 2018 recipient, being recognised for his longstanding and inspirational work in lighting at Glyndebourne Opera House. Since 1973, Keith’s career spanned over four decades, during which he succeeded the great Robert Bryan, supported many of the World’s greatest lighting designers, and continued to ensure that the standard lighting designers encountered was one of the finest in the world.