Marlboro, VT—Benjamin Hochman, an Israeli concert pianist, will play Schubert’s Sonata in A, Schoenberg’s Six Little Pieces, Debussy’s Estampes and Brahm’s Sonata in F minor on Sunday, October 24, at 3:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater at Marlboro College.
Following his world solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in April 2004, Hochman had his North American debut with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa in July. Hochman will perform at Carnegie Hall with Jonathan Gilad and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Pinchas Zuckerman in December. He performs in the prestigious “Chamber Music Society Two” program at Lincoln Centre from 2004 until 2006. Hochman has been invited to participate at the Marlboro College Music Festival, among many others.
Hochman was named the “Outstanding Pianist” by Verbier Academy and is the recipient of many awards, including the Curtis Institute of Music’s Festorazzi Award, first prize at the National Piano Competition of the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, second prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and the Partosh Prize awarded by the Israeli Minister of Culture for best performance of Israeli work.
Hochman has also been a featured performer on NPR’s Young Artist Showcase and Performance Today and on ABC, CBC, Radio France, Israel’s Voice of Music and the European television network Mezzo.
In 2001, Hochman graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and from Mannes College of Music in New York in 2003.
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644.
Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.