Benjamin Bowman appointed as concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra

Violinist Benjamin Bowman has just been appointed as the new concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) orchestra in New York. ABT brings the world’s greatest dancers to the greatest stages around the world and remains committed to maintaining the Company’s vast repertoire and bringing the magic of dance theater to over 400,000 people each year. The music director is Ormsby Wilkins.

Here is Bowman performing with cellist Franz Ortner at the Esbjerg International Chamber Music Festival (Ravel Sonate for Violin and Cello):

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American-Canadian violinist Benjamin Bowman performs to critical acclaim throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Benjamin is very active and engaged as a chamber musician and soloist; he is a member or frequent guest artist for leading chamber music ensembles internationally, including the twice Grammy-nominated ARC (Artists of the Royal Conservatory), Art Of Time, and Leondari Ensemble. Benjamin was featured on the 2013 Juno-winning album ‘Levant’ and the 2011 Juno-nominated disc ‘Armenian Chamber Music’ with the Amici Chamber Ensemble. Other collaborative work includes extensive immersion in contemporary/new music, improvisation and performance with singer/songwriters. Benjamin has recently been appointment the position of concertmaster with the American Ballet Theatre orchestra in New York.

Bowman’s performances have been recorded for radio broadcast in the USA, in Canada with the CBC, the UK, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Korea. His discography includes recent solo and chamber-music releases on the Sony Masterworks/RCA Red Seal, ATMA Classique, and Innova labels. Bowman received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.