Benedict studied at King's College London and the Royal College of Music. 

    As a concert soloist he works all over the world with conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe and Jos van Veldhoven. 

    He has wide-ranging experience performing the evangelist in Bach’s Passion settings with one reviewer recently remarking, “Benedict Hymas was exemplary in the narrative role of the Evangelist, knowing when to move the story along, and when to linger over important moments – and his smooth, lithe voice is always a delight to listen to."

     

    Recent operatic engagements include leading roles in Acis and Galatea by Handel, and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas across Belgium and The Netherlands, as well as a role in Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tiresias at the Britten Theatre in London.

     

    He is an active recording artist with many credits across a broad range of repertoire. His latest project is an album of lute songs with the Dutch lutenist, Arjen Vehage, due for release in mid 2018. 

    “Benedict Hymas deserves special mention for his enchanting delivery of the opening verses...” 

                          - GramophoneMagazine