Ben Lerman began studying the violin at age 3. He made his solo orchestral debut at age 14 playing Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen with the Greenwich Village Orchestra in Manhattan and is a recipient of many awards and prizes including the Jacobs School of Music Outstanding Young Artist Award, The Chappaqua Orchestra Concerto Competition, the CAI competition and 5h the New York Concerti Sinfonietta Concerto Competition. Ben has had the opportunity to participate in the masterclasses of Rachel Barton-Pine, Herbert Greenberg, Victor Danchenko, Cyrus Forough and Dara Morales. He has attended numerous music festivals including Center Stage Strings, Meadowmount School of Music, Summit Music Festival, Philadelphia International Music Festival, and Chamber Music Unbound in Mammoth, CA. As a chamber musician Ben has had coachings with the Calidore and Linden Quartets, as well as with members of the New York Philharmonic. From 2013-2018, Ben was a student of Peggy Klinger in the Honors Program of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School. In 2018, he entered the pre-college division of Manhattan School of Music where studied Xiao Wang. Ben is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he is a scholarship student of Mauricio Fuks. Other important Mentors include Itamar Zorman, Gerardo Ribeiro, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Simon James.
In addition to playing the violin, Ben enjoys playing table tennis, basketball, skiing and speed-cubing.