Dr. Benjamin Boren
Dr. Benjamin Boren brings experience as an international performing artist and university professor to World Class Pianos.
An Indiana native, Boren holds a DM in Piano from the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with the internationally celebrated pianist Andre Watts. He also holds an MM in Piano from Indiana University and a BM in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, studying with Evelyne Brancart and William Black, respectively. Through attendance at the Music Academy of the West and the Banff Summer Festival, he had the opportunity to study with Jerome Lowenthal and Julian Martin.
Enharmonic Records released his debut solo CD, Benjamin Boren Plays Carl Vine, in 2012 to critical acclaim, including a rave review from Mr. Vine himself; the disc was also selected by Fanfare’s Phillip Scott as one of his Top 5 Classical CDs of 2012. Boren’s collaborative work can be heard on two Enharmonic Records releases - with world-renowned saxophonist Kenneth Tse in Written for Kenneth, and with violinist Rachel Patrick in Presenting Rachel Patrick. He can also be heard on Titanic Records, playing with flutist Alexander Viazotsev in From My Homeland.
From 2011-2014, Boren served as Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at California State University Stanislaus, where he taught applied piano lessons, academic piano classes, group piano, upper-division music theory courses, was director of the Ghiglieri Piano Competition, and served on the faculty for Summer Music at Stanislaus.
Boren currently lives in Burlingame, where in addition to consulting for World Class Pianos, he teaches a studio of students throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally through Skype. He is an active MTAC member and regularly adjudicates MTAC, university, and independent competitions throughout California.
For more information, including videos of his live performances, please visit Boren’s personal website at benjaminboren.net