Though only 23 years of age (b. 1994), Ohio-born Benjamin Fryxell is already a seasoned veteran of the cello. He has given numerous performances over the years, and has concertized as a soloist with orchestras such as the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, the Seven Hills Sinfonietta, the National Repertory Orchestra, and others. In 2013, he performed Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with an orchestra consisting of members of both the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. In 2014, he gave the world premiere of Frank Proto’s Divertimento for Cello and Orchestra with the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony under the baton of Michael Chertock.
Lauded by the Cincinnati Enquirer as a “young Cincinnati star,” Benjamin Fryxell has performed in prestigious venues as a soloist such as Cincinnati’s Music Hall and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance, studying with Natasha Brofsky, from The Juilliard School in New York, NY, and is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Yeesun Kim. In the past, he has also studied with Alan Rafferty, AliceAnn O’Neill, Ralph Kirshbaum, Timothy Eddy, and Lynn Harrell. When he’s away from the cello, Benjamin Fryxell enjoys composing, watching stand-up comedy, and spending time with his friends.