Benjamin Beilman has won praise both for his passionate performances and deep rich tone which the Washington Post called “mightily impressive,” and The New York Times described as “muscular with a glint of violence.” The Times also praised his “handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence which showed why he has come so far so fast.”
Benjamin has appeared in recent seasons with the leading North American orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Diego, Atlanta, and Grand Rapids Symphonies. He has appeared in recital in San Francisco, Vancouver and at Carnegie Hall. In Europe, Benjamin has performed with the London Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Zurich Tonhalle, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony and the Orchestre National de Capitole de Toulouse. He also appeared in recital on a ten-city tour of Australia. Further recital appearances include performances at the Verbier Festival, Heidelberg Spring Festival, Louvre, Tonhalle Zürich, Wigmore Hall, and Festpiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Benjamin has received several prestigious awards including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a London Music Masters Award. In 2010 he won the First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the 2010 Montréal International Musical Competition.
Benjamin uses a Kun Bravo on the “Engleman” Stradivarius from 1709 generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
Photo: Giorgia Bertazzi