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Faber Music at the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival

Featuring no fewer than six Faber composers, this summer’s Aldeburgh Festival looks set to be particuarly vibrant and stimulating. George Benjamin will be Artist-in-Residence, appearing as conductor, pianist and curator in what will be the largest UK retrospective of his work since the Southbank Centre’s ‘Jubilation’ festival in 2012. Read more

‘Written on Skin’ one year on – reviews from Vienna and Munich

One year ago Written on Skin was heralded as a ‘masterpiece’, ‘a classic’, ‘a defining opera of the 21st Century’ – not easy titles to live up to, and ones that could easily fade after the initial excitement of the premiere, but if anything, this extraordinary opera has grown even more in stature. Read more

George Benjamin to write third opera

Following the success of their first two operas (Into the Little Hill and Written on Skin), George Benjamin and Martin Crimp are already looking to the future and it has been announced that the pair are to write a third opera to be premiered at the Royal Opera House in Spring 2018. Read more

Grand Prize for 'Written on Skin'

'Written on Skin' has been doubly honored at this year’s French Critics Awards, with the opera itself taking the Grand Prize and soprano Barbara Hannigan winning the Music Personality Award for her role as Agnes. Read more

Yet more acclaim for 'Duet'

George Benjamin's Duet (2008) for piano and orchestra has been gathering enormous praise ever since its premiere at the Lucerne Festival in 2008. Read more

George Benjamin: Project San Francisco

George Benjamin has taken San Francisco by storm. In his 50th birthday year, he has numerous concerts scheduled around the globe but in San Francisco he received a special welcome. Read more

'Duet' Premiere at Festival d'Automne

Paris’s Festival d’Automne 2008 featured the French premiere of George Benjamin’s dazzling new piano concerto ‘Duet’, alongside centenary celebrations for Olivier Messiaen and Elliot Carter. Read more

Madrid Hosts "Carta blanca a George Benjamin"

George Benjamin will be in Madrid in November and December 2005, for a series of concerts with the Orquesta Nacional d’Espana, that will highlight a number of his works. The performances will be conducted by Benjamin himself, and by Ilan Volkov. Read more

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