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Composer: Benjamin, Sir George (b. 1960)

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Year of birth1960
NationalityUnited Kingdom
August 2019
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TokyoSuntory Hall Summer Festival 2019: Written on Skin

Benjamin: Written on Skin
Kazushi Ono; Shizuka Hariu; Susanne Elmark; Andrew Schroeder; Daichi Fujiki; Yuka Kobayashi

LondonTamara Stefanovich: Art of the Étude (in 3 parts)

Szymanowski, Scriabin, Debussy, Bartók, Messiaen, Chin, Nicolaou, Benjamin, Abrahamsen, Ligeti, Rachmaninov
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano

StockholmSir George Benjamin conducts Sir George Benjamin

Sir George Benjamin conducts Sir George Benjamin
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir George Benjamin; Bejun Mehta; Gyula Orendt; Stefan Lindgren; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir

NorrköpingOpen Rehearsal

Open Rehearsal
Sibelius, Benjamin
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Christian Karlsen; Susanna Andersson

StockholmA Mind of Winter

A Mind of Winter
Sibelius, Benjamin
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Christian Karlsen; Susanna Andersson
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Ensemble Modern at the Roundhouse

George Benjamin and Ensemble Modern in rehearsal at the Roundhouse © Wigmore Hall
Bold and colourful invocations of twentieth-century classics from Ensemble Modern and composer George Benjamin.

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Tales of the unexpected: Ticciati and Tetzlaff at the Philharmonie

Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Robin Ticciati and the DSO bring a strong sense of purpose to Rachmaninov's Second Symphony and Christian Tetzlaff explores the extremes of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. 
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Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
With a semi-staged production, directed by Benjamin Davis, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra has also been bringing George Benjamin's opera to concert hall audiences.
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Lessons in Love and Violence: ice and drama

Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
George Benjamin and Martin Crimp's second full scale opera is a refinement of the craft showed in Written on Skin – but the lessons are less in love and violince than in power, tension and beauty of the score.
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Mirga's Debussy Festival in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO's Debussy Festival © Andrew Fox
With concerts and recitals imaginatively programmed, this second weekend in the CBSO's Debussy Festival was a model of how to make classical music accessible to the widest possible audience.