Love Beyond Death
Now available on CD and major music streaming services “Love beyond Death,” my new album with pianist Marie Rosa Günter, released by Genuin classics. Through the music of Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan-William, Sergei Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten and François-Hugues Leclair, we embark on a journey of the heart, exploring the eternal nature of love and its connection to the beyond…
It is with great excitement and gratitude that I share the news of my appointment as principal viola at the Vienna State Opera/ Vienna Philharmonic. I’m honored to be joining this prestigious group. Looking forward to working with talented colleagues in Vienna, sharing my passion for music with audiences from around the world, and seeing where this new journey takes me.
Lohengrin string sextet
My transcription work of Wagner’s opera “Lohengrin” for string sextet will be published by Hofmeister Musikverlag this spring. The idea came to me during my performance with the Bayreuth Festival orchestra in the summer of 2019, and the transcription was completed during the most difficult time of the pandemic. On August 28, 2020, this work was premiered at Villa Wahnfried, the Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, coinciding with the 170th anniversary of the original opera.
Benjamin Beck, an award-winning musician, is renowned for his versatility, delving into diverse art forms through transcription work and research. In 2023, he assumed the role of Principal Violist with the Vienna State Opera/ Vienna Philharmonic. Concurrently, he serves as a professor at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles.
Benjamin has toured and performed solo and chamber music in prestigious venues worldwide, including the Berlin Philharmonie, Paris Philharmonie, Munich National Theatre, and Tokyo Yamaha Hall. He has also played at renowned festivals such as the Bayreuth Festival and Verbier Festival and collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Christian Tetzlaff and Midori. He is regularly invited to perform as principal viola of major European orchestras such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie, and Staatsoper Stuttgart, thanks to his prior experience as principal viola at Bavarian State Orchestra and Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and his two years of playing at Berlin Philharmonic as a scholarship holder of the Karajan Academy.
Vienna Philharmonic chamber music
20th March, Vienna, Brahms-Saal of the Musilverein
26th March, Barcelona, Reial Cercle Artistic
Auditori chamber music series
20th/ 21st April, Barcelona, Auditori, Sala 2 Oriol Martorell
Viola recital: Love beyond Death - CHINA TOUR
23rd June - 9th July, Beijing, Zhuhai, Shaoxing, Zhengzhou, Suzhou, Jiaxing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Kunming
Love beyond Death
Work of Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan-William, Sergei Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten and François-Hugues Leclair.
Voice of the Viola
Work of Gyorgy Kurtag, Franz Schubert, Paul Hindemith, Johannes Brahms, Bernd Aloïs Zimmermann, Franck Bridge.