A Concert For Summer

Classical Encounters Foundation Inc

A California Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation
Presents a Program Featuring



Benjamin Krasner, a 17-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. Benjamin now pursues his Masters degree in Piano Performance and Literature at the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of world renowned Professors Boris Berman and Wei Yi Yang.

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 as a student and performer and will continue to do so in Italy, Holland, and Portugal in the summer of 2017.

Bach Toccata in F# minor
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
Granados: Quejas o la maja y el ruisenor From Goyecas
Ravel Jeux D'eau
Ravel Selections from Miroirs


Selected Pieces by Krasner:
Scriabin, Sonata No. 2 Sonata-Fantasy in G-sharp minor, Op. 19

Liszt, Rhapsodie Espagnole (Spanish Rhapsody), S.254, R.90

Benjamin Krasner: Graduating from college at 16-years-old and heading to Yale


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