Master of Music – Indiana University
Bachelor of Music – Vanderbilt University
Benjamin Hart joined the Louisiana Philharmonic as Associate Concertmaster in January, 2013. He frequently serves the LPO as concertmaster and soloist. He also participates in the LPO’s Musician-run model as Corporate Secretary. Ben spends his summers in Cooperstown, NY, as a member of the Glimmerglass Opera Festival Orchestra. He is a long-time member of the IRIS Collective in Germantown, TN. He has played at the Arizona Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, and Britt Festival, among others.
Benjamin earned a Masters degree as a fellowship student at Indiana University, where he studied with Alexander Kerr. He received a Bachelors from Vanderbilt University under Christian Teal. His early studies in his hometown of St. Louis, MO were with the Arianna String Quartet, John McGrosso, Dr. Richard Kent Perry, Rebecca Markowski, and Carrie Telthorst. Benjamin maintains a private studio at his home in Terrytown, where he teaches violin students of all ages and abilities.