|Date of birth:||11.06.1999|
Gold medal and SACEM prize
|Promoted by EMCY:||Iserlohn master class 2016|
Benjamin was born in Luxembourg and started the cello at the age of five with Raju Vidali at the Conservatoire du Nord in Ettelbruck. When he was twelve years old, he played his first solo concert with the orchestra of the Conservatoire du Nord. In the same year Benjamin entered the Young Talent Class in Maastricht with Mirel Iancovici.
In 2014 Benjamin participated in a master class with Maria Kliegel and in a master class with Niall Brown during the Menuhin Academy (Switzerland). The same year Benjamin entered the class of Catharina Deserno in the Musikhochschule Köln. He was also awarded this year the 1st Prize as well as the SACEM Prize at the Concours Luxembourgeaois Pour Jeunes Solistes (UGDA) with maximal points.
In 2015 Benjamin played as solist in Metz (France) with the orchestra of the Conservatoire of Esch (Luxembourg). He won the Special Price for young talent at the Knopf Competition in Düsseldorf (Germany). He was then awarded the 1st Prize, the Special Prize and the Public/Overall Prize at the Concours international Leopold Bellan in Paris. In October Benjamin played Saint-Saëns first concerto with an orchestra, under the direction of conducter Martin Elmquist.
In the year 2015-2016 Benjamin continued his studies in the Musikhochschule Köln with Maria Kliegel. In Luxemburg he studies with Niall Brown at the Conservatoire du Nord.
In 2016 Benjamin played for the European Community in Luxemburg and he aslo gave a recital in Saint-Cloud, Paris. In February he won the 1st Prize with the maximum points at the 'Prodige Art, Rampal' Competition in Luxemburg. In April he took part in a master class with Gustav Rivinius in Mondorf les Bains (Luxemburg) and in May in a master class with Daniel Müller-Schott in Echternach-Festival.
In July 2016 Benjamin was awarded the 1st Prize and the Special Prize at the Concours International Flame in Paris.
SoloJ.S. Bach, Suites Nos. 1,2,3
With pianoM. Bruch, Kol Nidrei
If you are interested in working with Benjamin, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.