Recognized as one of Australia’s outstanding violinists, Benjamin Breen made his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.  He has since toured in Australia, Europe, the United States and Japan, receiving critical acclaim both as soloist with orchestra, in recital and as chamber musician. Breen has also premiered works dedicated to him by the eminent Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. In Australia he has made television appearances on ABC-TV and the 9 Network and participated in radio broadcasts on ABC-FM, ABC Radio National, 2MBS-FM & 3MBS-FM.  His growing list of U.S. broadcast credits include performances on WNYC, WITF, and National Public Radio.

Breen began studies at the age of 5 in Sydney.  At 11 he entered the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where his teachers were John Harding and Janet Davies.  After pursuing studies in Germany, he returned to Australia, where he participated in master classes with Valery Klimov, Igor Ozim and Raphael Hillyer.  Participation in the Melbourne Summer Music Festival with Pinchas Zukerman led Mr. Breen to continue his studies in New York.  At The Juilliard School, Breen studied violin with Stephen Clapp and chamber music with Samuel Sanders and Paul Doktor.  He subsequently continued violin studies with violinist Harry Shub in New York, whose pedagogy influenced him greatly. As chamber musician he has appeared at the Aspen Next Generation, Telluride and Sitka music festivals. Performances with pianist Milton Kaye have led to the release of Breen’s debut recording of the Brahms Sonatas on the Tall Poppies label available world-wide. Tall Poppies have also released “Cafe Fiddle” a critically acclaimed album of encores and audience favorites. Ben Breen is also the Artistic Director of the Hudson Chamber Society presenting a diverse series of Chamber Music at the Yamaha Piano Salon in Midtown Manhattan. His violin is a Giuseppe Guarneri filius Andrea the “ex-Boyle” from 1712 with a bow by Joseph Henry. He also performs on a violin made by Boris Sverdlik in Cremona 2005.