Benjamin Lai
United States of America, Chinese Taipei, °1993
 
CELLO 2017 : Candidate

Teachers

2016-ongoing Julian Steckel
2012-2016 Heinrich Schiff
2007-2012 Jens Peter Maintz

Degrees

2012-2016 Bachelor - Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Concerts

2016 Zongshan Hall (Taipei) -Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Felix Chiu-Sen Chen (dir.)
2016 Beethovensaal Heiligenstadt - Adela Liculescu (piano)
2012 Tonali Grand Prix, Hamburg Laeiszhalle - Hamburger Symphoniker, Luciano di Martino (dir.)

Competitions

2016 11th 'TSO Star of Tomorrow' audition - Winner
2012 Tonali Grand Prix - 1st audience prize and Charles-Ives-Prize
2009 International Dotzauer Competition for Young Cellists - 2nd prize and best interpretation of contemporary piece
2006 International David Popper Competition - 1st prize
Audio
Program
First round (11/05/2017)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Franz Schubert Allegro moderato (Sonata in A minor D 821)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C major G. 17
Benjamin Lai, cello
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Emilie Wallyn, cellist accompanist
Relive the performances of Cello 2017
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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