Virtuoso violinist chats to Classic FM about CMS, David Finckel and beginnings

Wednesday 12th March 2014

Benjamin Beilman, American virtuoso violinist and member of Lincoln Centre Chamber Music Society’s ‘CMS Two’ programme, featured on Classic FM this morning, ahead of his UK appearances in Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.

Benjamin spoke of his performances with CMS in New York: “Playing with David Finckel is an absolute honour and learning experience every time. In addition to being a consummate musician, he has fantastic ears and eyes for the practical details that musicians often overlook. He’s so incredibly emotive onstage and makes everyone- performers and listeners- feel so at home. Working with David undoubtedly makes one wonder if they could start a string quartet, but I currently feel fulfilled in my chamber music experience through the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. I’m part of the CMS 2 program which offers young artists like myself the opportunity to rotate into groups with the greatest collaborators of our time.”

Benjamin is performing with CMS and artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han at Wigmore Hall on April 14th, as part of a chamber music concert with a programme of Beethoven, Brahms, Zhou Long and Faure. For more information on the concert, please see the Wigmore Hall website, and to read the full chat click here.

Tristan Cook

Credit Tristan Cook