First Prize winner of the 2010 Montreal International Musical Competition, violinist Benjamin Beilman is rapidly gaining attention for his “impeccable” playing and “eloquence and flair” (MusicalAmerica.com). He also captured MIMC’s People’s Choice Award, and as a direct result of his success in Montréal, was engaged to perform for Radio France, the Edmonton Symphony, the Montréal Bach Festival, the Launadiere Festival, the Festival d’Éte du Québec, and the Orchestre Métropolitain under Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Accolades continued with Mr. Beilman capturing First Prize in the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He was also the Bronze Medalist at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and recipient of Philadelphia’s prestigious Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award in 2010. Mr. Beilman was a winner of the Astral Artists’ 2009 National Auditions, a 2007 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and recipient of a Gold Award in Music from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.
In 2009, Mr. Beilman made his Philadelphia Orchestra debut with conductor Rossen Milanov. He has appeared as soloist with the Detroit, Toledo and Kalamazoo symphonies, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and the RAI National Symphony in Turin, Italy, among others. Mr. Beilman has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival since the age of 17, and has appeared at Music from Angel Fire, the Verbier Festival and on Ravinia’s “Rising Stars” series. He has been heard on National Public Radio’s Performance Today and From the Top, the McGraw-Hill Young Artists Showcase on WQXR New York Radio, and Chicago WFMT’s Impromptu.
Mr. Beilman studies with Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music. He studied previously with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago.