BENJAMIN KRASNER

 

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Benjamin Krasner, 18-year-old concert pianist, was born into a family of Russian Jewish immigrants who settled in Malibu, California. After 8 years of piano studies under retired Moscow Conservatory Professor Lubov Sorochkina, he began his college education at just 12 years old and graduated at 16 with his Bachelors degree in Piano Performance (with a double major in Economics) from California State University, Northridge under the tutelage of acclaimed piano professor Dr. Dmitry Rachmanov. In Spring of 2018 Benjamin graduated with a Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Yale School of Music at Yale University, where he studied with world renowned Professors Boris Berman and Wei Yi Yang. Now, Benjamin will pursue a postgraduate performance Diploma from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Professors Jonathan Biss and Ignat Solzhenitsyn internationally recognized as first-rate performers and pedagogues.

Benjamin has won numerous regional, state, national, and international music competitions and awards including the Antena 2 Prize at SIPO International Piano Festival in Obidos, Portugal (2016), Los Angeles International Liszt Competition 2014, the Liana Cohen Foundation Music Festival, Southern California Bach Festival, Southwestern Youth Music Festival, and Helen Brown Music Competition. He has also given numerous solo concerts for charity and fundraising events to help raise money for non-profit organizations such as the Eye Defects Research Foundation, Malibu Woman's Club, Japan Relief Fund, and the Jewish University of L.A. Benjamin has also participated in several international music festivals spanning various continents and countries, and will continue to do so in Europe Summer of 2018.