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Benjamin Bayl is equally at home with modern and historical repertoire, who in working with symphony and chamber orchestras and opera houses is establishing a reputation in Europe, Asia and Australia. He has made highly successful debuts in recent seasons with Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Musikfest Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie and Ruhrtrienniale Festival), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent, and many others. He is a founder and conductor of Australia’s new period instrument classical-era orchestra seventeen88, co-Artistic Director of Odissea and was founder and Artistic Director of London’s Orchestra of the City for six seasons and Saraband Consort for many more. The first Australian Organ Scholar of King’s College Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Conductor to the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer at the beginning of his career, following conducting studies at the Royal Academy of Music; he continues to work with Fischer in Budapest and with the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin. He was also Assistant Artistic Director of the Gabrieli Consort and Players for three seasons. In the world of opera, he has conducted for Staatsoper Berlin / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Fairy Queen/AscheMond), Royal Danish Opera (Don Giovanni), Taipei Symphony Orchestra (La Clemenza di Tito), Teatro Comunale di Sassari (Carmen), English Touring Opera (Ariodante) and others. He frequently conducts the major works of Bach, Händel, Haydn and Mozart with both period and modern orchestras. He has built up lasting relationships with major opera houses, most notably in Vienna, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Strasbourg, Copenhagen and Sydney.
Benjamin Bayl