Quotes

"Julien Benichou is one of the most brilliant and talented conductors I have ever had the pleasure of working with."

Dariusz Skoraczewski, Principal Cello Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

"Julien Benichou is one of the most interesting and accomplished conductors of his generation. He is an uplifting presence on the podium, and his interpretations are flexible, elegant, and spontaneous. He is also very clear and his musicianship and approach have led to memorable collaborations that I have tremendously enjoyed, as concertmaster and soloist alike." 

Kurt Nikkanen, Concertmaster New York City Ballet Orchestra

"It is not often I have the pleasure to work with such a great collaborator. Julien is a young, vibrant conductor with keen musicianship."

Lester Lynch, Baritone

 

"I've had the pleasure of working with Julien several times in the past few seasons. He is a thoughtful musician and an inspiring conductor. His music making is filled with life and character and he is a joy to work with."

Stefan Jackiw, Violinist

 

"Julien Benichou is a vibrant, engaging personality on the podium, a lover of expressive musicians and fully committed to the integrity of the music"

Janice Chandler Eteme, Soprano

 

"Maestro Benichou is a powerful conductor who constantly raises the musical bar by pushing himself first. This is then reciprocated by his musicians resulting in a exhilarating artistic experience shared by all in the concert hall."

Nicholas Currie, Concertmaster Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

 

"With heart and mind ablaze, Julien's work with the New Music Ensemble has been a delight."

William Kleinsasser, Artistic Director, Towson New Music Ensemble

 

"It was a real pleasure working with Maestro Benichou. I really appreciated his outstanding musicality, and also his desire to serve the music and assist the artists in any way possible.

Maestro Benichou is also what is called a "singers conductor." A conductor that is keenly aware of the needs of the singer and knows how to create an ideal atmosphere to make music.

I really enjoyed working with Maestro Benichou and felt our work together was a real collaborative effort. While working together, I always had the impression that his desires were only to serve the music. It was quite refreshing and I'm looking forward to any future opportunities to work with him again."

Kevin Short, Baritone

 

"Julien Benichou is without doubt, one of the most exciting young conductors on the scene today.  He deftly combines his elegant graceful gestures, a wonderful sense of both youthful verve and old world wisdom, with profound sincere musicianship." 

Jonathan Carney, Concertmaster Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Reviews

"There was admirable fluency and a telling sense of spontaneity from the instrumentalists….Conductor Julien Benichou kept everything flowing smoothly."
 

The Baltimore Sun

 

"The Mid-Atlantic Symphony, led with a sure and expressive hand by Julien Benichou"

The Baltimore Sun

 

"Outstanding performance”

DelmarvaNow

 

"Stirring concert"

The Baltimore Sun

 

"Vivid performance"

The Baltimore Sun

 

"Throughout Friday's performance, sensitively conducted by Julien Benichou, the strengths in Gounod's score -- trimmed for this occasion, but not severely -- registered strongly." 

The Baltimore Sun

 

"The 11-member ensemble, conducted by Julien Benichou, reached a peak of kinetic power in the "Rubric" movement." 

The Baltimore Sun

 

"Julien Benichou, whose supple ways with Debussy's Faune wound up providing the day's most convincing music making."

American Record Guide