Benjamin Beilman

Benjamin Beilman has won international praise both 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.” The Times has also praised his “handsome
technique, burnished sound, and quiet confidence,” and
the Strad described his playing as “pure poetry.”
Beilman’s 2022-23 season includes his debuts performing Prokofiev 1 with
Trondheim Symphony and Hamburg Symphoniker, Barber with the Oslo
Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky with the Taipei Symphony, and Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony. He will also
return to the Detroit Symphony to perform Mendelssohn under Matthias
Pintscher, and on tour across Australasia, appearing with the West
Australian Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and
the Tasmania Symphony. In recital, he will premiere a new work by
Gabriella Smith, commissioned by the Schubert Club in St. Paul, and the
San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In April 2022, he became one of the
youngest artists to be appointed to the faculty of the Curtis Institute of

Highlights of Beilman’s 2021-22 season included his return to the San
Francisco Symphony, performances of the Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Concerto with the Indianapolis, Toledo, and Charlotte Symphonies, as well
as the premiere a new Violin Concerto by Chris Rogerson with the Kansas
City Symphony and Gemma New. In Europe, highlights include
performances with the Swedish Radio Symphony and Elim Chan, the
Antwerp Symphony and Krzysztof Urbański, and the Toulouse Symphony
and Ryan Bancroft. He also made his debut with the BBC Scottish
Symphony, and returned to the Tonkünstler Orchestra, with whom he has
recorded a concerto by Thomas Larcher.

In past seasons, Beilman has performed with many major orchestras
worldwide including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra,
Antwerp Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Philharmonic,
Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, Sydney Symphony, Houston
Symphony, and Minnesota Orchestra. Conductors with whom he works
include Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Cristian Măcelaru, Lahav Shani, Ryan
Bancroft, Karina Canellakis, Edward Gardner, Juraj Valčuha, Han-Na
Chang, Elim Chan, Osmo Vänskä, and Giancarlo Guerrero.

In recital and chamber music, Beilman performs regularly at the major halls
across the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Kölner Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall,
Louvre (Paris), Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo) and at festivals he has performed at
Verbier, Aix-en-Provence Easter, Prague Dvorak, Robeco Summer
Concerts (Amsterdam), [email protected], 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. He also acts as Musical Advisor to the Lobero Theatre Chamber
Music Project in Santa Barbara, California.

Beilman studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with 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 recorded works by Stravinsky,
Janáček and Schubert for Warner Classics, and plays the “Ysaÿe” Guarneri
del Gesù from 1740, generously on loan from the Nippon Music


A tremendous artist

and a remarkable talent

American violinist Benjamin Beilman is winning plaudits across the globe for his compelling and impassioned performances, his deep rich tone and searing lyricism.