Violin ‖ Viola
Benjamin Braude is a faculty member at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Antwerpen (Belgium) and the artistic director of the chamber music festival „Rencontres musicales de Leotoing“ (France). He also teaches viola at London Royal College of Music (assistant to professor Nathan Braude).
Benjamin Braude has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout Europe, Israel, and the USA, and has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as the Royal Flemish Philarmonie, the Antwerp Chamber Orchestra, the International Masterplayers Orchestra and the Nuovo Musici Orchestra. The music critic of “De Nieuwe Gazet”, Antwerp, commended him for: ”…supple bowing, fine sonority and interpretation based on a perfectly controlled musicality…”
During his 25 years acting as assistant concertmaster of the Royal Flemish Philharmonie, Benjamin Braude performed in most of the major European concert halls under direction of Y. Temirkanov, G. Rozhdestvensky, W.Weller among others. With the opera of Valencia he has performed under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Valery Gergiev among others. Benjamin Braude has recorded for the “Talent” and “Discovery” labels.