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THE SCOOP | Benjamin Bowman Named Concertmaster Of Metropolitan Opera

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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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Michael Vincent has worked as a senior editor for La Scena Musicale and web editor for Norman Lebrecht. On January 21, 2014, he went to lunch and left as the publisher of Musical Toronto. Later that year he found himself as a freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star, the former employer of his favourite author Ernest Hemingway. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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