“From resonating phrases to fleeting passages, a Steinway vividly articulates the universal language of music.”
Benjamin T. Rossen
Young Steinway Artist Benjamin T. Rossen is a multifaceted musician; he is a pianist, French hornist, and composer. He was named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify excellence in academics and the arts. As a pianist, he recently won first prize in competitions held by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), Steinway & Sons, the Kaufman International Youth Piano Competition, the George Gershwin International Music Competition, the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the New York Piano Festival & Competition. Benjamin is also a CMS Artist as a performer in the “Meet the Music!” concert series. Further, he is a 2018 Finalist-Winner at the National YoungArts Foundation, a Finalist for the NPR From the Top Program, and a quarterfinalist at the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition & Festival.
Benjamin has performed as piano soloist with the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, as well as the New York Concerti Sinfonietta. An avid chamber musician, he is an alumnus of the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute, as well as Festival MusicAlps. A burgeoning composer, Benjamin is a National Winner of the MTNA Composition Competition, first-prize winner in the MTNA Composition Competition Eastern and NY State Divisions, and an honoree at the NYSSMA Winter Conference. Benjamin is enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music’s Precollege Division where he is the current recipient of the Constance Keene Precollege Piano Scholarship under the tutelage of Jeffrey Cohen. A senior at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, Benjamin is founder and president of the Music Creators Society. This extracurricular program connects composers with artists to produce interdisciplinary works. In addition to his musical endeavors, Benjamin is editor-in-chief of his school’s literary magazine.