Benyamin Nuss

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Benyamin Nuss (born June 20, 1989) is a German pianist and composer.[1][2][3][4]

Life[edit]

Nuss was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. He began playing the piano in 1995 and was taught and supported by his then teacher Viktor Langemann.

In 2004, Nuss was taught privately with concert-pianist Andreas Frölich in Bonn, Germany and later changed teachers to Ilja Scheps as a youth-student. After high school, Nuss studied at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and graduated with a Bachelor in Music. He visited masterclasses there with Anatol Ugorski, Einar Steen-Nokleberg and Ragna Schirmer.[4]

Through his success in German national music competition Jugend Musiziert, Nuss was invited to play concerts with the Youth Orchestra of North Rhine-Westphalia. He has played at the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the Laeisz Concert Hall Hamburg and other such important concert halls since.

In 2006, Nuss received a stipendium from the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung and played recitals and concerts with different orchestras of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 2008, he was chosen for "Best of NRW", which allowed him to play twelve concerts in diverse concert halls in North Rhine-Westphalia.

He has recently performed in the successful concert "Symphonic Fantasies" and is now recording Duke Ellington's "New World A-Comin'" as an exclusive Universal recording artist.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • 2003 Bernd Alois Zimmermann Prize of Erftstadt
  • 2004 1st Place Jugend Musiziert with brother Jonathan Nuss
  • 2005 1st Place for solo piano Jugend Musiziert (National Music Competition, Germany)
  • 2005 1st Place Steinway Piano Competition in Hamburg
  • 2006 1st Place Thürmer Piano Competition in Bochum
  • 2006 1st Place International Piano Competition „Prix d´Amadeo de Piano“, Netherlands and Special Prize for best Mozart interpretation
  • 2006 Beethoven Bonnensis reward of Bonn
  • 2008 stipendiary of ´Best of NRW´
  • 2009 exclusive Universal recording artist

CD's[edit]

  • 2010 Nuss plays Uematsu
  • 2012 Exotica

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musik aus der Konsole". Berliner Morgenpost. Nov 18, 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ein Spieler am Klavier". Die Zeit. Sep 29, 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Benyamin Nuss macht Klassik aus der Konsole". News & Nachrichten. Feb 14, 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Benyamin Nuss website, [1] (accessed 2010-03-13)

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