Benjamin Beilman, violin
Benjamin Beilman has won international praise both for his passionate performances and deep rich tone which The Washington Post called “mightily impressive,” and The Strad described as “pure poetry.” Highlights in recent seasons include debuts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Sydney Symphony, return engagements with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and his return to the London Chamber Orchestra to play-direct. Beilman has performed with many major orchestras worldwide including the Chicago, Antwerp, Frankfurt Radio, Sydney, Houston, Detroit, and Indianapolis symphonies, Rotterdam and London philharmonics, Zurich Tonhalle, and Minnesota Orchestra. In recital and chamber music, Beilman performs regularly at the major halls across the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kölner Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Louvre, Bunka Kaikan, and has performed at the Mainly Mozart, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence Easter, Prague Dvorak, Robeco Summer Concerts, Music@Menlo, Marlboro, and Seattle Chamber Music festivals. In early 2018 he premiered a new work dedicated to the political activist Angela Davis written by Frederic Rzewski and commissioned by Music Accord which he has performed extensively across the US. Beilman studied at the Music Institute of Chicago, The Curtis Institute of Music, and the Kronberg Academy, and has received many prestigious accolades including a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a London Music Masters Award. He has an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics and released his first disc Spectrum for the label in 2016. Beilman plays the “Engleman” Stradivarius from 1709 generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.