Meaningful and memorable performances of solo piano music. Ben's music is elegant, artistic, and delightfully imaginative. He provides a unique musical experience that appeals to general audiences and discerning music fans.
Everything about our experience with Ben was smooth from booking him to having him play at an event at our house. He was a pleasure to work with. His music is so original but feels familiar and comfortable at the same time. He's a joy to listen to. We look forward to having him play for us in the future!
Ben Hippen was the featured performer at a concert held at the Porter House Museum. The Porter House has a history of hosting live musical performers in its historic music room, a tradition that stretches back to Adelbert and Grace Porter (an accomplished pianist in her own right) hosting recitals at their home. Ben was the perfect bridge between the traditional, stately beauty of our museum, and the modern ways in which history, art, and music inspire us today. Ben writes and performs music that is fresh and new, yet within reach and meaningful to general listeners. His musical creations were striking in the intimate space of our music room. All in attendance collectively sighed and held our breaths with each swell of the music. A very special experience.
When I booked Ben Hippen, I thought I knew what I was getting into. In truth, I had no idea I was dealing with a musical genius whose original composition was able to express worlds of conflict and emotion, while maintaining an underlying beauty that would bring half of the room to gasps and tears. While this might sound like an exaggeration, I rest my reputation as an arts producing on the outstanding quality of Ben's performance and creation. In addition, he is humble and amusing, making the sum total of the experience absolutely revelatory. You realize that music truly can heal, and that artists really do make a difference in the world. Book Ben!!!!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
I play a wide range of music, from light classics to American Songbook to pop music. I create most of my own arrangements, and can also provide original music that can turn your event into a world premiere!
I was raised in Decorah, Iowa and grew up making music. I’ve played many instruments (including piano, keyboards, and strings) and have composed and arranged many pieces. My second album, “Word Is”, was released in February 2107.
Additional Booking Notes
All I need is a piano. If no piano is available, I can provide a keyboard and portable sound system.
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Serbian Village Restaurant, Chicago, IL|
|April 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Porter House Museum, Decorah, IA|
I customize the music that I play to the particular event. For weddings, I can provide a mix of Bach, classical keyboard music, well-known numbers from the American Songbook, and pop arrangements that will delight your guests.
Influences & Inspiration
I play a wide range of music, from light classics to American Songbook to pop music.
Piano or keyboard
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