Over the last year Benjamin has won 1st Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists auditions in New York and 3rd Prize at the Michael Hill Competition in New Zealand, establishing a strong international presence.
Engagements this season include debut recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Merkin Concert Hall in New York and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. He returns to Wigmore Hall and undertakes tours of the USA, Canada, China, Argentina and Chile.
Highlights during 2016/17 included appearances as soloist with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, English Chamber, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Auckland Philharmonia and Maui Pops orchestras. He returned as Fellow to Steans Music Institute in Ravinia and took part in festivals across Europe.
Born in New Zealand, Benjamin studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music where he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl. He was selected by YCAT in 2013.
Benjamin plays on a Tononi violin (1709) on generous loan. He is also grateful for support from the Wallace Foundation.
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Wednesday 27th June 4pm, Elie Church Hall
An informal concert to hear the discoveries of the musicians’ first few days of intensive musical exploration.
Saturday 30th June 11.30am, Kilrenny Church
MENDELSSOHN String Quintet No 1 in A, Op 18
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115