New York Times: Benjamin Bowman’s “Scene Stealing Violin”
June 18, 2017
The New York Times singled out Benjamin Bowman’s performance in the American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Swan Lake in their “8 Classical Music Moments of the Week”. Here’s the write-up by Joshua Barone:
Benjamin Bowman, the violinist and concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatree orchestra, shined last season in Alexei Ratmansky’s profound “Serenade After Plato’s Symposium,” set to Leonard Bernstein’s concerto-like work of the same name. On Monday, his solos were scene-stealing moments in Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” During the Act 2 scene in which Odette and Prince Siegfried ( Isabella Boylston and Alban Lendorf) dance together for the first time, Mr. Bowman — what a name! — played with a riveting and nuanced dramatic texture that deserved as much attention as the performances onstage. Opera fans, take note: He was recently hired as a concertmaster for The Metropolitan Opera’s orchestra. -New York Times, full piece here.