Benjamin Appl


Photo: Nefez Rerhuf


German baritone Benjamin Appl graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studied with Rudolf Piernay. He had the great fortune to be mentored by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He is a member of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme.

Recent opera appearances include Aeneas in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” at Aldeburgh, Owen Wingrave at the Banff Festival, Baron Tusenbach in Eötvös’s “Tri Sestri” in the Prinzregenten Theater Munich and at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin with the Staatskapelle Berlin, and the new commission for Bregenz Festival and Konzerthaus Vienna, Gander’s “Das Leben am Rande der Milchstraße”.

Benjamin performs regularly recitals at Wigmore Hall and the Schubertiade Festival Schwarzenberg and Hohenems with pianists such as Graham Johnson, Helmut Deutsch and Malcolm Martineau. Further recital appearances include his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014, the Ravinia Festival Chicago, Graham Johnson’s “Young Songmakers Almanac” in London, the Rheingau Musikfestival and Oxford Lieder. At the 2012 Klavierfestival Ruhr Benjamin was awarded the Deutsche Schubert Gesellschaft “Schubertpreis”. He has also recorded Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann lieder with Malcolm Martineau.

Highlights of the season 2014/15 included a Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington and two appearences at the BBC Proms (Orff’s Carmina Burana and Brahms’ Triumphlied).

Nominated by the Barbican Centre London

Performance dates

29.10.2015 – 7 pm
Barbican Centre London

04.11.2015 – 7 pm
Bozar Brussels

07.01.2016  – 8:30 pm
Philharmonie de Paris

17.01.2016 – 3:30 pm
Sage Gateshead

26.01.2016 – 7:30 pm
Laeiszhalle Hamburg

Konzerthaus Dortmund

28.02.2016 – 1 pm
Calouste Gulbenkian Lisbon

13.03.2016 – 7 pm
Stockholms Konserthus

18.04.2016 – 6 pm
Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham

03.05.2016 – 8 pm
Philharmonie Luxembourg

10.05.2016 – 7:30 pm
Wiener Konzerthaus

12.05.2016 – 7:30 pm
Palace of Arts – Budapest

15.05.2016 – 6 pm
Casa da Música Porto

17.05.2016 – 8:30 pm
Palau de la Música Catalana

22.05.2016 – 4 pm
Kölner Philharmonie

25.05.2016 – 8:15 pm
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam