“mightily impressive” -Washington Post
American violinist Benjamin Beilman has won praise in both North America and Europe for his passionate performances and deep rich tone which the Washington Post called “mightily impressive” and the New York Times described as “muscular with a glint of violence." This season he returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, and performs on tour with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Other orchestras he has performed with include the Dallas Symphony, London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Berlin Philharmonie, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, l’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, and the Malaysian Philharmonic. He is a frequent guest artist at the Music@Menlo, Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Bridgehampton, Marlboro, Santa Fe, Seattle, and Sedona festivals. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a 2012 London Music Masters Award. In 2010, he won First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, YCA’s Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship, and a People’s Choice Award. In March 2016, Warner Classics released his debut recital CD and in 2011 he recorded Prokofiev's complete sonatas for violin on the Analekta label. Mr. 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 an Antonio Stradivari violin kindly loaned to him through the Beares International Violin Society.