CBC Music interviews violinist Benjamin Bowman

When we spoke to Bowman recently, he described his career to this point as “a zig-zag of ensembles big and small, personal victories and defeats, [from] playing on the streets for cash to performing in the great halls of the world.” For 10 years, Bowman was associate concertmaster of the Canadian Opera Company (he describes then music director Richard Bradshaw as “an exceptional person, a visceral artist”) in addition to playing lots of chamber music in and around Toronto. More recently he was concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre.

When it was announced recently that Yannick Nézet-Séguin would begin his music directorship at the Metropolitan Opera two years ahead of schedule, Bowman was officially offered the co-concertmaster job by Nézet-Séguin over lunch.” –full article here.

*photo credit: Matt Dine