Benjamin Furman


13Aug
  • 08/13/2017 03:35 PM
  • Metro Main Stage

Benjamin Furman is a pianist, singer and singer-songwriter born in Santiago, Chile in 1991. He was born into a musical house, and his education in music began from early age. Since, various artistic expressions have awaken his interests: music, theater, painting and writing. At age 23 he graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Piano Performance and a minor in Composition. Benjamin currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works as a performing and recording artist internationally.

In 2014 Benjamin released his debut album “Desde el Jardín”, a half instrumental half sung project that gathered sounds from the traditions of South America (mainly Chile, Argentina and Perú) with Folk and Jazz. His second work, “EP: Luz de la Mañana” (2016) follows this line of traditional elements (South American Folk) but is more heavily focused on song form and poetry. His lyrics explore the landscapes of nature, desire, love, awakening and suffering.

Benjamin has performed his music internationally in festivals and important events in South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia), New York, Boston and Canada. He performed in “Festival Internacional Jazz a la Calle” (Uruguay), “Festival Internacional Jazz Lebu” (Chile), “VI Festival Cultural La Sebastiana”, “Boston Green Fest”, “Festival Internacional Los Vilos y Pichidangui”, and more. He has vast experience collaborating with musicians such as Tsidii Le Loka (“The Lion King”), Marta Botía (“Ella Baila Sola”), Tali Rubinstein, Paz Court, Benjamin Walker, Raimundo Santander, Franz Mesko, Tomas Latorre, Yousif Yaseen, Pablo Menares, Alejandro Pino, Cristian Gallardo, and others.

Parallel to his performance work, Benjamin has composed music for films, and has experience in writing (poetry, fiction, non-fiction cultural opinion). Also, he has been teaching private music lessons (piano, guitar, composition and theory) for 6 years.

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