Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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This turned out to be a fortunate error, since at UEA Benjamin was able to get involved in the music department as part of her degree, led the orchestra from the violin, which she has played since she was five, and went to a life changing concert of Dowland’s Lachrimae, the sound of which was so heavenly that she instantly became a viol player.
During her four years there, Benjamin changed subject to History of Art and made her own treble viol in the workshop of a lute maker, which she still plays today. She went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to do a postgraduate course in early music, specializing in viol and Baroque violin. Since then Benjamin has spent the intervening twenty-five years or so performing and recording, not just viol consort music, but a healthy pickings of most Western music written in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, playing not only viols but violin, viola, and lirone.