Biography

Benjamin Schilperoort is an artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium where he studies with and performs alongside José van Dam and Sophie Koch. Benjamin began singing during his History degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before studying for a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music. Benjamin’s recent operatic roles include Don Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marco Gianni Schicchi, Golaud Pelléas et Mélisande, Colline La bohème, Fiorello Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Masetto and Il Commendatore Don Giovanni and Seneca L’Incoronazione di Poppea.

 

Benjamin is also dedicated to the performance of song repertoire, and has appeared at the Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles, Wigmore Hall and Leeds Lieder Festival. On the concert platform, he has given recitals across Europe and performed as a soloist in the Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series under Philippe Herreweghe and Ton Koopman.

In addition to his performing career, Benjamin is in high demand as a vocal teacher, and gives masterclasses for young singers. He also works as a stage director; his current projects include an improvised staging of Così fan tutte and a one-act musical about Lotte Lenya (for Opera on the Move).