Why hire Ben Margolis?
Violin -- jazz, blues, standards, classical.
Small intimate or large group events. Formal and informal settings.
Background: Carnegie Hall, New York String Orchestra; concertmaster Harvard Univ. Orchestra; concertmaster, Univ. of Chicago Orchestra.
Ben began playing the violin at the age of 4 with Mr. Paradise in Brookline, Massachusettes.
He went on to become concertmaster of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster of the Harvard University Orchestra and concertmaster of the University of Chicago Orchestra.
Ben performed in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center with the New York String Orchestra.
Currently, he enjoys playing a wide variety of musical styles, including jazz, blues, standards, and classical.
Regina Carter, Stuff Smith, Stephan Grapelli, David Oisrakh, Sumo.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 180 minutes
Ben has been playing the violin since age four -- his expressiveness is as natural and nuanced as the basic human emotions themselves. Audiences will be drawn into and entranced by this musician's warm, intimate sound; tranported into a transcendant musical landscape; and, with the last note, returned to the present transformed.
Many Jazz Standards, including:
Over the Rainbow
As Time Goes By
Many Show Tunes, including:
West Side Story
The King and I
Fiddler on the Roof
Many Classical pieces, including:
Bach Sonatas and Partitas
Pachelbel's Cannon in D
Ave Maria (Schubert and Bach-Gounod)
Further information available upon request
Past Booked Dates:
10-17-2010 — Church Festival - Chicago, IL
09-12-2010 — Wedding - Hobart, IN
2009: 5 gigs
2010: 10 gigs