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Benjamin Beilman

Violin

  • Born in 1989, American violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits across the globe for his compelling and impassioned performances, his deep rich tone and searing lyricism. The Scotsman has described him as "a remarkable talent, delivering playing of rare insight and generosity, as captivating as it is gloriously entertaining" and the New York Times has praised his "handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence [which] showed why he has come so far so fast."

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  • During the Beethoven celebrations in 2020, Beilman will perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Janowski, the Wrocław Philharmonic and their Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero on tour across Poland, the Orchestra Metropolitain in Montreal with Han-Na Chang and with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in Tugan Sokhiev’s closing concert as Musical Director. Other highlights in the 2019/20 season include debuts with the Danish National Symphony, Gürzenich in Cologne, Tonkünstler in Vienna, Antwerp Symphony orchestras, in the US with the Utah Symphony and Minnesota orchestras, and his return to the London Chamber Orchestra to play/direct.


    In past seasons, Beilman has performed with many major orchestras worldwide including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, Sydney Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra both at home and at Carnegie Hall. In recital and chamber music, Beilman performs regularly at the major halls across the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Louvre in Paris, Philharmonie in Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo and at festivals he has performed at eg Verbier, Aix-en-Provence Easter, Prague Dvorak, Robeco Summer Concerts in Amsterdam, Music@Menlo, Marlboro and Seattle Chamber Music amongst others. 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 with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago, Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Christian Tetzlaff at 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, featuring works by Stravinsky, Janáček and Schubert. Beilman plays the "Engleman" Stradivarius from 1709 generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

    2019/20 season / 404 words. Not to be altered without permission

Performances

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Selected concerto repertoire

J.S. Bach
Violin Concerto No.2 in E major, BWV.1042


Barber
Violin Concerto, Op.14 


Bernstein
Serenade after Plato's "Symposium" 


Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61


Brahms
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77


Bruch
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26


Jennifer Higdon
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra


Thomas Larcher
Violin Concerto 


Frank Martin
Polyptyque


Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64


Mozart
Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216 'Strassburg'
Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218
Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219 'Turkish'


Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No.1


Saint-Saëns
Violin Concerto No.3, Op.61


Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47


Szymanowski
Violin Concerto No.1, Op.35 


Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35

Conductors

Daniel Blendulf
Andrey Boreyko
Karina Canellakis 
Elim Chan
Han-Na Chang
Fabien Gabel
Edward Gardner
Hans Graf
Giancarlo Guerrero
Gunther Herbig
Jeffrey Kahane
Jacek Kaspszyk
Dane Lam
Christian Macelaru
Rossen Milanov
Rafael Payare
John Morris Russell
Michal Nesterowicz
Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Carlos Miguel Prieto
Danail Rachev
Lahav Shani
Vassily Sinaisky
Leonard Slatkin
Robert Spano
Michael Stern
Krzysztof Urbański
Juraj Valcuha
Gilbert Varga
Christopher Warren-Green

Features

Read an interview with Benjamin Beilman in the Huffington Post here where he discusses Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, ahead of his performances with San Francisco Symphony and Juraj Valčuha.

"The lyricism with which Beilman played the solo line transported the music from the tundra to the Mediterranean, giving the music a colour and vitality I’ve scarcely heard in it."

The Times

The brilliant young violinist Benjamin Beilman was the excellent soloist in Barber’s ravishing, Neo-Romantic 1939 Violin Concerto. He brought dark chocolate sound and lyricism to his rhapsodic playing and compellingly dispatched the breathless, perpetual-motion finale.

New York Times

He’s a remarkable talent, delivering playing of rare insight and generosity, as captivating as it is gloriously entertaining.

Scotsman, December 2017

Intermusica represents Benjamin Beilman in Europe, Asia and Australasia

Leyla Güneş
Associate Director
+44 20 7608 9927
lgunes@intermusica.co.uk

Olivia Williams
Assistant Artist Manager
+44 20 7608 9928
owilliams@intermusica.co.uk

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Clarinet

Mark Simpson

Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles