Benjamin Hottensmith

Benjamin Hottensmith is currently a DMA candidate and Graduate Associate to the Horn Studio at The Ohio State University under the tutelage of Professor Bruce Henniss. Prior to Ohio State, Ben attended Kent State University and the University of Akron where he studied with Kent Larmee and Margaret Tung, respectively. Ben has performed with groups throughout Northeast and Central Ohio including CityMusic Cleveland, the New Albany Symphony, the Newark- Granville Symphony, and the Ohio Light Opera. Ben has also performed as a soloist with the Brunswick High School Wind Ensemble at the 2017 OMEA Convention and with the University of Akron Symphonic Band as a winner of the 2016 UA Concerto Competition. Outside of music Ben enjoys coffee, cooking, and his cat.

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

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CityMusic: all-Beethoven with violinist Tessa Lark (May 20)

June 18, 2018

Download article as PDF by Daniel Hathaway   Surely it was just a coincidence that CityMusic Cleveland’s final series of concerts mostly duplicated works The Cleveland Orchestra had played the week before in the third concert of its all-Beethoven Prometheus Project at Severance Hall. The unique piece on CityMusic’s program was the Violin Concerto, which received […]

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