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 embarks on his tour through Australia with performances and masterclasses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. His recital debut at Sydney Opera House will take place on July 23 2023.
BIG Release day – the new album FORBIDDEN FRUIT is out.
Benjamin returns to St. Denis Festival with Forbidden Fruit and James Baillieu at the piano.
Tonight Benjamin performs at a sold out Carnegie Hall New York.
Benjamin embarks on his North American tour with James Baillieu and performances in Portland (OR), Vancouver, San Francisco, Bloomfield Hills and finally his debut at Carnegie Hall New York.
Benjamin returns to Heidelberger Frühling with accordionist Martynas Levickis.
Together with Les Talens Lyrique and Christophe Rousset Benjamin performs Bach‘s St Matthew Passion at Philharmonie de Paris and the Easter Festival Aix-en-Provence.
Benjamin will return to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra to perform Bach‘s St Matthew Passion under John Butt in two performances.
With three staged performances of Schubert‘s Winterreise, promoted by Liceu Opera Barcelona, Benjamin together with James Baillieu will be seen at La Model Prison Barcelona.
Brahms‘ Ein deutsches Requiem will be live broadcast from Hanover with NDR Radiophilharmonie and Andrew Manze.
Benjamin jumps in at short notice for a song recital with Malcolm Martineau at Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Benjamin returns to BOZAR Brussels with an all Bach evening together with Ensemble Masques.
For his debut with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin performs three concerts with Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder under Klaus Peter Flor.
Together with the Zürcher Kammerorchester Benjamin performs arias by Bach and Mozart at the KKL Lucerne and Tonhalle Zürich – Happy New Year!
Swiss National TV SRF1 is broadcasting the film Winterreise tonight at 6.10pm.
Happy Christmas to all of you!
Benjamin gives tonight his debut with the Concertgebouworkest and Klaus Mäkelä with Mozart’s Requiem in three performances.
Benjamin performs Britten’s War Requiem under Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
As part of Artist in Residence at St.-Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Benjamin enters the stage together with Auschwitz survivor Éva Fahidi.
Benjamin sings the world premiere of Philip Hefti’s Rhapsody together with Württembergisches Kammerorchester.
Together with Holocaust survivor Éva Fahidi Benjamin travels through Germany with performances in Berlin, Hamburg and Wiesbaden.
Summer time is festival time! Join Benjamin for Kaunas Festival, L’Offrand Musicale, Schleswig Holstein Musikfestival, BBC Proms or Rheingau Musikfestival.
Benjamin teaches at and performs for Toronto Music Summer Festival.
Opening Night for Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Opera de Rouen with Benjamin as Papageno.
Benjamin sings Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs with Münchner Rundfunkorchester and the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, which will be broadcast on BR Klassik.
Benjamin jumps in to perform Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn songs with Helsinki Philharmonic and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
Watch Haydn’s Die Schöpfung from Hamburg Elbphilharmonie with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Alan Gilbert live.
Benjamin performs together with pianist Lise De la Salle a newly commissioned piece by David Lang to celebrate 200 years of Schubert’s ‘Die schöne Müllerin’ at Konzerthaus Dortmund.
At Schloss Elmau Èva Fahidi, a survivor of Ausschwitz, talks about her life while Benjamin performs music, which has always been important in her life.