Benjamin Martin holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (1999) from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Music Performance (2005) from the University of Melbourne. Benjamin’s diverse repertoire includes Monteverdi’s II Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s St Nicholas and Nelson Masses, Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Coronation Mass and Requiem and Vespers, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle, Hindemith’s Hin und Zurück, and the Australian premières of Frigyes Hidas’s Requiem and Brenton Broadstock’s Stations of the Cross. Competition highlights include: Finalist – 3MBS Young Performer of the Year 2004, Winner – The Armstead Singing Award 2004, and Winner – Nino Sanciolo Award – Mietta Song Recital Award 2004. Currently under the tutelage of Anna Connolly, engagements for 2006 include tenor soloist for the Bach Cantata Programme at St John’s Southgate, and Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor for the Melbourne Chorale at Hamer Hall. In August 2006 Benjamin will perform as soloist in Purcell’s King Arthur as a Young Artist at the prestigious Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh (UK).