Ben Detrick, violin
Ben performed on Show 337 in York, PA on April 15, 2017.
Ben E. Detrick (violin) began his musical studies in York, Pennsylvania, and is currently the Middle and High School Strings Director at the American International School in Vienna, Austria.
In 2002, he performed with the “4 From the 9th” Quartet on From the Top in Boston, Massachusetts on Show 63. Throughout high school, Ben was a regular member of the York Symphony Orchestra (YSO), and in 2006 and 2010, was a featured performer with the YSO.
After graduating cum laude from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music with Dr. Carolyn Huebl in Nashville, Tennessee, he pursued an Artistic Performance Diploma in Vienna, Austria, under the direction of Polish concert violinist Barbara Gorzynska. During that time, Ben was one of 48 competitors in the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark, as well as a participant in the International Brahms (Austria) and Bled (Slovenia) competitions.
When stateside, Ben teaches local students and performs throughout York, Lancaster, and Gettysburg in various orchestras and retirement communities. Aside from classical performances, Ben starred in a musical juggling comedy, Playing By Air, on Off-Off-Broadway show at the New York City Fringe Festival. Recently, he performed during a TV episode of “Made in Chelsea” and can be seen in the upcoming Austrian film “Taaora’s Lied,” debuting in April, 2017.
Ben owes his success to the unwavering support of his family, teachers, and South Central Pennsylvania Community.