Benjamin Lash

Cello Faculty
Cello Faculty

Benjamin Lash was a top prizewinner in multiple Chicago area competitions and is an avid chamber musician.

Benjamin Lash began studying cello at the age of six. In his early teens, as a first place winner of multiple Chicago area competitions, he performed concertos by Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich, Hindemith, and Haydn. Benjamin was a top prizewinner in the Washington International Competition. Recent concerto performances include Haydn’s C Major Cello Concerto with the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Colburn Orchestra, and Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Brentwood Symphony Orchestra.

Benjamin received his Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Colburn Conservatory of Music where he studied with Ronald Leonard. He completed his Master of Music and Doctorate of Music Arts degrees at the USC Thornton School of Music where he studied with Ralph Kirshbaum.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Lash has participated in summer festivals including Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Sarasota Music Festival, Taos, Aspen, Holland International Music Sessions, Fortissimo Fest in Bulgaria, and Franco-American Chamber Music Festival in Missillac, France. He is also a member of SAKURA, a Los Angeles based cello quintet.