Violinist BENJAMIN HOFFMAN has been heard across Asia, Europe, and the US, performing alongside artists such as Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin, Peter Frankl, Wolfram Christ, Jorja Fleezanis, and Gary Hoffman among others, in various chamber music formations at festivals such as Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, and Music Academy of the West. In his Carnegie Hall debut, he performed Aaron Jay Kernis’s “Mozart en Route” and Hindemith’s “Kammermusik Nr. 1.” Recently, he had the honor of performing before UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon as a member of Sejong Soloists at the United Nations in New York.
Mr. Hoffman served as concertmaster of the Yale Philharmonia under the baton of John Adams at Avery Fisher Hall in New York to critical acclaim. He has also appeared as guest concertmaster with the New Haven Symphony, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, the Szechuan Orchestra of China, Symphony Song in Seoul, Korea, and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra. In a recent performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, he was praised for his “virtuosity and deep feeling…impeccable intonation [and] a stirring, inspired performance.” Other appearances as a soloist have included works ranging from solo Bach to Brahms’s Double Concerto to contemporary premieres.