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THE SCOOP | Benjamin Bowman Named Concertmaster Of Metropolitan Opera

By Michael Vincent on June 6, 2017

Benjamin Bowman (Photo: via Bowman Media)
Benjamin Bowman (Photo: Bo Huang)

The Metropolitan Opera announced violinist Benjamin Bowman as one of two concertmaster chairs through 2017–18. Bowman joins current MET Opera chair David Chan, who has held the position since 2000.

A dual US/Canadian citizen, Bowman has a long history of performing in Canada, with appearances with RCM’s flagship ARC Ensemble, Amici Chamber Ensemble, and the Art Of Time Ensemble.

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he is currently the concertmaster of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra in New York, a role he has held since 2014.

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season opens September 25 under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Bellini’s Norma.

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