Venezuelan pianist Kristhyan Benitez plays a gorgeous selection of Latin American repertoire that includes music from Cuba, Argentinia, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico.
“His commitment, talent, imagination, drive, passion and intelligence make Kristhyan an outstanding Musician and Performer”
— Phillippe Entremont
About the Artist
Pianist Kristhyan Benitez is part of the new generation of Venezuelan musicians earning international fame. From age 4, his first public concert until now, he has been sought after in the concert arena as well as for his improvisations and arrangements.
Kristhyan has appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious stages including Philarmonie Hall (Berlin), Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), Town Hall (New York City), National Center for the performing arts (Beijing), Ehrbar Saal (Vienna), Salle Cortot (Paris), Amadeo Roldan Theater (Havana), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City) and Rios Reyna at the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex (Caracas), with performances throughout Europe, South America and the United States.
Benitez's first recording was Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Berlin Symphoniker under Eduardo Marturet. He released his second album Miniatures in 2016, receiving the bronze medal at the Global Music Awards. Benitez's album Nosotros was released in 2020. Latin American Classics is his first recording on the Steinway & Sons label.
About Steinway & Sons label
The STEINWAY & SONS music label produces exceptional albums of solo piano music across all genres. The label — a division of STEINWAY & SONS, maker of the world’s finest pianos — is a perfect vessel for producing the finest quality recordings by some of the most talented pianists in the world.