Jerusalem-born pianist and conductor Benjamin Hochman’s eloquent and virtuosic performances blend artistic bravura with poetic interpretation. Winner of the 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Mr. Hochman has established an international musical presence through concerts with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics; the Chicago, Pittsburgh, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Vancouver symphony orchestras; Prague Philharmonia and Istanbul State Orchestra; and his Carnegie Hall debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
A graduate of The Juilliard School’s conducting program, where he studied with fomer New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, he also served as musical assistant to Louis Langrée at the 2016 Mostly Mozart Festival. Recent and upcoming guest conducting appearances include the Orlando Philharmonic, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and The Orchestra Now. He is founder and music director of the Roosevelt Island Orchestra in New York City.
Benjamin Hochman’s latest album on Avie Records, Variations, was named by The New York Times one of the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2015. Currently on the piano faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music, Mr. Hochman is a Steinway Artist.