American-Canadian violinist Benjamin Bowman was recently appointed as co-concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera by maestro Nézét-Seguin. He is also the
concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre and is a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Bowman is also an active chamber musician, recitalist and soloist. He regularly performs in concerts and festivals in Europe and North America. Most recently, he was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY for his recording with the ARC (Artists of the Royal Conservatory) Ensemble and was also featured on the 2013 JUNO-winning album Levant with the Amici Chamber Ensemble. Other collaborative work includes extensive immersion in contemporary music, improvisation and performance with singer/songwriters. His discography includes recent solo and chamber-music releases on the CHANDOS, Sony Masterworks/RCA Red Seal, ATMA Classique, and Innova labels. Bowman received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music. He plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini c. 1775 known as the ‘ex-Sinzheimer’, generously loaned by a patron through the Tarisio Trust.