biography

Passionate for chamber music and song English-Polish-German pianist Benjamin Malcolm Mead currently studies Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Dussek and Malcolm Martineau. Prior to this he studied Solo Piano at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf with Boguslaw Strobel.

Winner of the Webb Award for Piano Accompaniment as well as the Dennis Horner Accompaniment Prize, Benjamin is a scholar of the Leverhulme Trust, the Norbert Janssen Stiftung, the Richard Wagner Society Düsseldorf as well as LiveMusicNow. He has furthered his studies in masterclasses with Elly Ameling, Graham Johnson, Deen Larsen, Julius Drake, Hartmut Höll, Wofram Rieger and Ulrich Eisenlohr.

Benjamin regularly collaborates with Swiss Soprano Franziska Heinzen, with whom he gave his debut recitals at the Schubert song cycle of the Schubertíada de Vilabertran in Barcelona as well as at the Rhonefestival für Liedkunst in Switzerland in 2018. Their recital dedicated to the poet Rainer Maria Rilke was broadcast by Swiss Radio SRF 2 Kultur in 2018 and rebroadcast on BBC Radio 3 earlier this year. They gave their debut at the Schumannfest Düsseldorf with an all women composer recital last June and received the music endowment award of the state capital of Düsseldorf in 2017.