Described as having “scintillating technique” (Barrie Examiner), Canadian pianist Benjamin Smith has performed as soloist and chamber musician across North America. Highlights include appearances as soloist in Alice Tully Hall with the New Juilliard Ensemble, and Carnegie Hall playing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Hart House Orchestra. Other concerto appearances include the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra, the Ontario Philharmonic, Orchestra London, the Burlington Symphony, and the Windsor Symphony. He has appeared in recital with notable members of major orchestras, as well as numerous world-renowned instrumentalists, string quartets, and ensembles. His performances have been broadcast nationally on CBC Music, as well as radio in the UK, and he can be heard on several commercial recordings.
Dr. Smith currently resides in Toronto, where he maintains a concert schedule in addition to serving on the faculties of the Glenn Gould School and the Taylor Young Artist Academy at the Royal Conservatory. Previously he held a position on the piano faculty at Western University. He holds degrees from Juilliard, the Glenn Gould School, the University of Toronto, and Stony Brook University. Major teachers included Julian Martin, James Anagnoson, Andrea Battista, and Christina Dahl