Dr. Benjamin Smith
Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, Movement 3 Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo (composed in 1820) Considered one of Beethoven’s late works. Theme Variation 1 Variation 2 Variation 3 (Allegro vivace) Variation 4 Variation 5 (Allegro ma non troppo) Variation 6 (Tempo primo del tema)
Dr. Benjamin Smith currently resides in Toronto, maintaining a concert schedule and serving on the faculties of both the Glenn Gould School (GGS) and the Taylor Young Artist Academy at the Royal Conservatory. Previously, he held a position on the piano faculty at Western University. His principal teachers included Andrea Battista, James Anagnoson, Julian Martin, and Christina Dahl. Along with a DMA from Stony Brook University, he holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto, an Artist Diploma from the GGS, and a Masters from Juilliard.