Cellist Benjamin Larsen, is known for the energy he brings to the stage and has forged a reputation as an avid chamber musician in the New York City area. His aptitude for adventurous programming comes through in his work as Artistic Director of the series, Concerts on the Slope, and in the projects that he spearheads, working with some of today’s most notable composers. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Hans and Klara Bauer Scholarship, as well as the Pablo Casals Award in 2011. He spent a year playing with the band, The Left Banke, and attended summer festivals including Pacific Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, and Castleman’s Quartet Program. Along with his wife, pianist Hyungjin Choi, he actively performs in the Larsen-Choi Duo, which champions new music, original compositions and sonata literature. He plays on a 19th century anonymous cello.
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