Benjamin Beilman

Violin

BEILMAN Benjamin

Twenty-six year old American violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits in both North America and Europe for his passionate performances and deep rich tone and is establishing himself on both sides of the Atlantic as a significant artist of the next generation. The New York Times has praised his "handsome technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence [which] showed why he has come so far so fast". Reviewing his latest recording, The Strad said “Beilman imbues every idea with a scorching expressive imperativeness... soaring aloft with ear-ringingly pure intonation... then lacerating our sensitivities with hectoring explosions of sound.”

In Europe Beilman has performed with orchestras including the London Philharmonic, London Chamber, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, Basel Symphony orchestras and in the 16/17 season he makes his debut with the City of Birmingham Symphony and the Orchestre National de Capitole de Toulouse. Beilman recently made his debut at the Verbier Festival in a televised recital with Alessio Bax, at the Aix-en-Provence Easter, Colmar and Moritzburg Festivals and returned to the Louvre and London’s Wigmore Hall for recitals with Andrew Tyson. In 2016/17 he made his debut at the Prague Dvorak Festival in recital in the Rudolfinium with Louis Schwizgebel, and in chamber music he returns to Wigmore Hall and makes his debut at the Heidelberg Easter Festival, at Stockholm Concert Hall and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.

In North America, Beilman made a hugely successful debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 14/15, since which time he has returned to play with them at the Bravo! Vail and Saratoga festivals and in the 16/17 season he returned once again to perform Prokofiev 1 with Nézet-Séguin both in subscription concerts and at Carnegie Hall. Elsewhere in the US he is working with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Detroit amongst others and the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in NYC. Beilman also performs regularly in recital and chamber music, appearing in both Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium and Weill Hall and is a frequent guest artist at festivals such as Music@Menlo, Marlboro, Seattle Chamber Music Festivals. Further afield Beilman made a ten-city tour of Australia, including debut appearances in Sydney and Melbourne, and performed chamber music in South Korea.

Beilman 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, and as First Prize Winner of the 2010 Montréal International Musical Competition and winner of the People's Choice Award, Beilman recorded Prokofiev's complete sonatas for violin on the Analekta label in 2011. In 2016 he released his first disc for Warner Classics titled Spectrum, featuring works by Stravinsky, Janacek and Schubert.

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. He plays a Peter Greiner violin (2004).