Born in 1990 in New Zealand, Benjamin studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music where he was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Rose Bowl.   In 2013 he won 1st Prize and the audience prize at the Windsor Festival International Violin Competition, and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust.

 

Over the last year Benjamin has given recitals throughout Europe including Wigmore Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Pedrera Hall Barcelona, St. John’s Smith Square, the Pärnu, Aegean Arts, Cheltenham, Northern Chords, East Neuk & Buxton Festivals, and appeared as soloist with the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company.   In 2015 Benjamin released his first CD for Champs Hill Records which immediately went to No.22 in the Classical Charts and was featured on Classic FM. 

 

As a soloist he has recently appeared with the Philharmonia Orchestra (conducted by Nicholas Collon), performed the Britten and Sibelius Concertos with the Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Brahms and Tchaikovsky with the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra and Shostakovich Concerto No.1 with the Fulham Symphony Orchestra.  He has also appeared with the London Mozart Players, Orchestra Wellington, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Joven Orquesta de Salamanca, Orpheus Sinfonia and Bath Philharmonia at major venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Bath and Gstaad Festivals.