Benjamin will make his debut with the Óbudai Danubia Zenekar and the New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir at the Budapest Music Centre, conducting Handel’s late masterpiece, “Alceste”. The first performance will be streamed live on music website Fidelio. Further details here.
Benjamin is thrilled to make his debut for Theater an der Wien in the 18/19 Season, conducting a new production of Bernstein's "Candide" in the Wiener Kammeroper. There will be 9 performances in May 2019. Further details here.
After great success there in 2016, Benjamin returns to Warsaw to conduct Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito at the Polish National Opera. Benjamin, who is quickly becoming one of the most important young foreign conductors working in Poland - appearing frequently with Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Warsaw Chamber Opera and Wratislavia Cantans - leads this production (a co-production with La Monnaie, Brussels) with performances on March 11th, 13th, 15th & 18th.
Benjamin made his conducting debut in Edinburgh's Usher Hall with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union's annual performance (the 131st) of Handel's "Messiah", which garnered a rave review in Scotland's Herald.
Benjamin has been appointed Associate Director of The Hanover Band, following a number of years as regular guest conductor and director of this esteemed period instrument ensemble. He will be undertaking a Beethoven Symphony cycle with them in the future, amongst other projects.
Benjamin is thrilled to be joining Parnassus Arts Productions in Vienna for general management. Benjamin will be represented by Georg Lang at Parnassus. Meanwhile Stage Door will continue to represent Benjamin in Italy.
Benjamin will make his debut with the Orchestra G.Rossini in Pesaro, conducting a concert with the acclaimed mezzo soprano Anna Bonitatibus as soloist. Organised by the Fondazione Rossini, the program explores the tradition of "La Gran Scena" and features music by Rossini, Generali and Mayr.
Following the enormous success in February 2016 of Benjamin’s debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic - directing all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and playing the fiendishly difficult solo harpsichord part of the fifth - he has been invited back this season to direct a special performance of Purcell’s timeless opera Dido & Aeneas.