Sydney, NSW, Australia
- Winner, Piano Competition 2010
Pianist Benjamin Chapman, originally from Australia, is now working actively and studying in Canada. Shortly after his arrival in 2008, he won 1st prize at the Guelph Symphony Concerto competition performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and has also appeared with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra performing Saint-Saëns’ Concerto No. 2 in g minor. Mr. Chapman has performed at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre noon hour piano series of the Canadian Opera Company, and was one of nine pianists chosen to take part in the series’ Prokofiev Sonata cycle project. Other notable performances have included appearances at the Orford and Banff Summer Arts Festivals.
Mr. Chapman has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including the Patsy Logan Memorial Award at the Glenn Gould School, the Sydney Symphony prize, the University of New South Wales Honours Scholarship and was the inaugural recipient of the Dean of Arts’ Music scholarship for performers.
Mr. Chapman graduated with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. On concluding his studies in Australia, he moved to Toronto and studied for his Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory with Professor John Perry. More recently, Mr. Chapman has completed his Master’s degree at l’Université de Montréal with Marc Durand, and in 2011, was accepted into the Doctoral Program at l’Université de Montréal under the direction of Marc Durand.