Benjamin Capps

Capps has appeared as featured soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Manchester Music Festival Orchestra, New York Concerti Sinfonietta, the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and others. Recent highlights include solo recital tours of the East Coast and Midwest (US), China and South Africa, performances of the Schumann, Elgar and Beethoven Triple concertos. Capps was the subject of an hour-long radio during a 2012 solo (unaccompanied) cello tour of Vermont. In the same year Capps presented the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas with David Kaplan on Vermont Public Radio as well as in concert, followed in 2013 by the complete cello sonatas of Mendelssohn & Brahms. An ardent performer of new music, he has given numerous performances and premieres of new cello works. As an avid chamber musician Capps has performed as soloist and chamber musician on stages and at festivals throughout the world.

A native New Yorker, Capps studied at Manhattan School of Music (B.M.’08), Juilliard (M.Mus.’10), and New England Conservatory (G.D.‘13). He is the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the Francis Goelet Scholarship (Juilliard), the Irving Mulde Scholarship (Juilliard), and the Piatigorsky Scholarship (New England Conservatory). His principal teachers were David Soyer, Fred Sherry, and Laurence Lesser.

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