Bass-baritone soloist at the Royal Academy of Music. Strong sight-reader, looking for work in operas, concerts and oratorio
Benjamin Schilperoort (bass-baritone) is a 23-year old postgraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Glenville Hargreaves. After graduating with a First Class Degree in History from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Benjamin took up a Choral Scholarship at Norwich Cathedral. He is featured on choral CDs, has broadcast for Choral Evensong on Radio 3, and performed across Europe. Benjamin has studied with Russell Smythe, performed in public masterclasses led by Chen Reiss and Sarah Fox, and worked with renowned conductors and coaches including Ton Koopman, Audrey Hyland and Peter Robinson. A member of the National Youth Theatre for eight years, Benjamin’s recent operatic roles include Mèphistophélès (Faust), Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Falstaff (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Re di Scozia (Ariodante), and Mitiukh/Police Officer (Boris Godunov). In June Benjamin gave the inaugural recital of the 2016 Schubert Festival in Norwich. Upcoming concert engagements include the prestigious Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series and performances in Valencia and Hamburg. Alongside his onstage career, Benjamin is in high demand in London and across the UK as a masterclass leader and private music teacher. Benjamin is generously supported by the Kathleen Trust, the Aspinwall Educational Trust, the Mario Lanza Foundation and the Parnell Trust. He is the inaugural winner of the Dennis Avery Prize.