Hailed as ‘a true poet,’ ‘so musical that it’s uncanny,’ Benjamin Burrell has performed solo piano recitals and chamber music in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States. The concert he gave as part of the Sunday Classical Salon Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was selected by The Boston Globe as a “Sunday Best.” In 2008, Mr. Burrell gave recitals in Spain and France and performed a solo piano recital at the invitation of the President of the Association Eurocultures in Corbières, France.
Mr. Burrell began studying the piano when he was four years old. Initially performing at his church and school, Burrell—then a young teen—accepted a professional position playing for the church’s services. He graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a Bachelor of Music degree and earned his Master’s degree in Music from Northwestern University’s School of Music in Evanston, Illinois.
He has studied with Lenore Engdahl, Leonard Shure, Anthony di Bonaventura, and Edna Golandsky.
He credits the most significant influence to be his work with Edna Golandsky in New York City. His studies with the renown classical piano pedagogue Edna Golandsky began in 2000 and will continue. “One does not ever stop learning from Edna Golandsky! She is brilliant and has enriched my life immensely as a pianist. I can never thank her enough.”