Le Salon de Musiques – Chamber Music in San Diego, La Jolla – Chamber Music Series

Benjamin Hoffman

Violinist Benjamin Hoffman has been heard across Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, performing with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Ani Kavafian, Wolfram Christ, Jorja Fleezanis, John Adams, and Gary Hoffman. He has appeared at Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, the Ojai Music Festival, and Music Academy of the West, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Wiener Konzertverein, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Seoul Arts Center, and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing among many other concert halls around the world. Mr. Hoffman is an enthusiastic concertmaster and has led much of the symphonic repertoire both with and without conductor. He has also performed as a guest musician with the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony. With pianist Irene Kim, he is a founder of the Brightfeather Duo (brightfeatherduo.com). Mr. Hoffman holds a doctorate in violin from the Yale School of Music, as well as degrees from Yale and Indiana University, where his principal mentors were Ani Kavafian and Alexander Kerr.