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Benjamin Hochman

  • Pianist

Biography

Benjamin Hochman's 2010-2011 season includes his San Francisco Symphony debut, a solo recital at New York's 92nd Street Y, and festival appearances at Ravinia, Charlottesville, Salt Bay and Appalachian Summer. He performs with the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada, San Juan Symphony (Colorado), Tel Aviv Soloists, New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and Prague Philharmonic on tour in Spain. Chamber music projects with esteemed colleagues take place at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia and Boston Chamber Music Societies, and East Carolina University - where he was recently appointed to the piano faculty - among others. He joins Efe Baltacigil for complete cycles of Beethoven Cello Sonatas in Istanbul and Philadelphia, and Concertante in works by Schumann and Chopin in New York, Baltimore, Harrisburg and Alaska.

A regular guest at international music festivals, Hochman has appeared at Gilmore, Lucerne, Marlboro, Prussia Cove, Spoleto/Italy, Vancouver and many others. He has participated in three prestigious residencies: Chamber Music Society Two at Lincoln Center, Isaac Stern's International Chamber Music Encounters in Israel, and Carnegie Hall's Professional Training Workshops.

Born in Jerusalem, Hochman is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Mannes College of Music, where his principal teachers were Claude Frank and Richard Goode. His studies were supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Benjamin Hochman is a Steinway Artist.