Born in Sydney in 1978 and currently based in Berlin, Benjamin Bayl was the first Organ Scholar of King’s College Cambridge, and then following conducting studies at the Royal Academy of Music he became Assistant Conductor to Iván Fischer (Budapest Festival Orchestra & Konzerthausorchester Berlin) and Paul McCreesh (Gabrieli Consort). He is now building an impressive international conducting career. He is a co-founder of ARCO.
He has made highly successful debuts in recent seasons with Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Musikfest Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie, and Ruhrtrienniale Festival), Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, The Hanover Band, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, and the Scandinavian orchestras of Gävle, Umeå, Drottningholm, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Sønderjyllands and Copenhagen Philharmonic, with many re-invitations in the coming seasons. He recently made his conducting debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with Collegium Vocale Gent and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.
In the world of opera, he has conducted for Opera Australia, Staatsoper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Dutch National Opera, Polish National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Budapest State Opera, Opera Vlaanderen, Opera de Oviedo, Den Jyske Opera and NorrlandsOperan. Highlights of the 16/17 season include concerts with Malaysian & Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino, Orchestra of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), a tour of China with The Hanover Band, a tour of Europe with B’Rock and Rameau's Platée at Warsaw Chamber Opera.