Benjamin Hoffman

Benjamin Hoffman, student of Ani Kavafian at the Yale School of Music, began studying the violin at age four under the tutelage of his mother.  He continued his studies with Gabriel Pegis of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, later to study with Latica Honda-Rosenberg at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany and Alexander Kerr at Indiana University Bloomington.  Benjamin is an avid orchestral and chamber musician, serving as concertmaster and in the section of ensembles such as the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia, and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic.  As a chamber musician, Benjamin particularly enjoys studying string quartet repertoire as well as contemporary music, and recently performed Aaron Jay Kernis’s “Mozart en Route” in Carnegie Hall.  In other ensembles in Europe as well as in the United States, Benjamin has performed alongside mentors such as Wolfram Christ, Jorja Fleezanis, and Stephen Wyrczynski.  Benjamin also gave concerts with his mother, father, and sister on a tour to China and continues to perform with his family whenever possible.  As a soloist, Benjamin enjoys performing works ranging from Mozart to contemporary premieres with orchestra.