Violinist Benjamin Beilman is rapidly gaining attention for his ‘impeccable’ playing and ‘eloquence and flair’ (MusicalAmerica.com). His numerous accolades have thrust him onto stages across North America. First Prize Winner of the 2010 Montréal International Musical Competition and winner of the People’s Choice Award, recent and upcoming appearances include as soloist with L’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with L’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec at the International Festival at Domaine Forget, with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, recitals with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Montréal Bach Festival, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and debut performances of the Jennifer Higdon Violin Concerto with the South Dakota and Glens Falls symphonies.
Benjamin made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut with conductor Rossen Milanov in June 2009, performing Beethoven’s Romance, which The Philadelphia Inquirer praised for its ‘emotional weight’ and ‘distinctive, full-bodied sound’. Benjamin performed debut recitals in the 2011-12 Young Concert Artists Series in New York, sponsored by the Summis Auspiciis Prize in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center, as well as in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, all as a result of winning First Prize in the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He was also awarded the Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship and three performance prizes from the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, the Candlelight Concert Society and the Friends of Music Concerts. Other awards have included Winner of the Prince of Hesse Prize at the 2011 Kronberg Academy (Taunus, Germany) and the Bronze Medal at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, where he was awarded the prize for the best Bach performance and best performance of the Mozart sonata.
An avid chamber musician, Benjamin joined Lincoln Center’s CMS Two roster in the 2012-13 season. He has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival since the age of 17 and toured with ‘Musicians from Marlboro’. He has also appeared at Music from Angel Fire Festival, the Verbier Festival and on Ravinia’s ‘Rising Stars’ series.
As a former LMM Award Holder, Benjamin received high-profile performance opportunities including a Wigmore Hall recital and a concerto debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). He also received mentoring and career guidance from important members of the music industry including Gillian Moore, Head of Classical Music at Southbank Centre and Timothy Walker, Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the LPO.