Hailed as ‘the most promising of today’s up-and-coming song recitalists’ (Financial Times), baritone Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for a voice that ‘belongs to the last of the old great masters of song’ with ‘an almost infinite range of colours’ (Suddeutsche Zeitung), ‘exacting attention to text’ (New York Times), and artistry that’s described as ‘unbearably moving’ (The Times). Named Gramophone Award Young Artist of the Year in 2016, Appl was a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme from 2014-16, as well as a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist and ECHO Rising Star for the 2015-16 season, appearing at major venues throughout Europe, including the Barbican Centre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Philharmonie Paris and Cologne and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. He was signed exclusively to SONY Classical between 2016 and 2021. He recently partnered up with Alpha Classics for a long term collaboration of multiple albums.
Benjamin was invited by the German Federal President Walter Steinmeier to perform on the 9th of November at Schloss Bellevue in front of all the leading figures of Germany in legislative, executive and judicial power. It was also live broadcast on National TV.
Watch Benjamin performing together with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Ryan Wigglesworth Butterworth’s A Shropshire Lad.
Tonight MDR is broadcasting a concert with Benjamin for the MDR Musiksommer, where he performed together with pianist James Baillieu and actor Harald Krassnitzer Schubert’s Winterreise in combination with diaries from the great Austrian-Hungarian North Pole expedition.