Photos, Interviews, Reaction: Benjamin Appl

24 November 2015

Our Autumn 2015 season drew to a close in November with a tour featuring the wonderfully charismatic Benjamin Appl, a honey-toned German baritone lauded for his expressive performances of Lieder and operatic repertoire, accompanied by pianist Gary Matthewman. To read more about the tour, please see here. In Skibbereen, Clifden, Dublin, Tipperary, Cork, Dun Laoghaire, Warrenpoint.

Audience reaction: 

"Quietly giddy as I make my way to finally hear Benjamin Appl and Gary Matthewman in their final Music Network recital at Pavilion Theatre." - Seán Boylan, Dun Laoghaire

"Enjoyed smashing song team Benjamin Appl and Gary Matthewman at Hugh Lane last night." - Cathy Desmond, Dublin

"It was a great concert. Thanks for organising this wonderful evening at The Hugh Lane!" - Diana Mueller, Dublin

"A wonderful recital at The Hugh Lane Dublin with Benjamin Appl and Gary Matthewman. Very proud of Marian Ingoldsby's Never Give All the Heart." - Waterford Music


Benjamin and Gary visited the RTÉ Radio 1's Arena for a performance in studio, and to speak to presenter Sean Rocks. Listen to the piece here.

Benjamin spoke to the Irish Examiner about his favourite things. Read the interview here.


As part of this tour, Benjamin and Gary hosted masterclasses in Dublin and Cork. Read a report of the Dublin masterclasses here.


At The Hugh Lane Gallery. Photography by Emily O'Callaghan. More here.

On the road:

Programme notes:

For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Music writer Pat O'Kelly wrote the programme notes for this tour. Read them here.

For more information on the tour, see here.