Associate Principal Cello
Ben Fryxell is establishing himself as a consummate cellist, at home in the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, and orchestra. Since his teenage years, he has been a regular presence on the concert stage and a frequent winner of awards and competitions. He has performed as a soloist with the Kentucky Symphony, Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and more. Ben is especially interested in the potent social commentary and novel ideas of contemporary music. In April 2022, he performed Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s “Canto di Speranza” with Matthias Pintscher and the New World Symphony. Recognizing his commitment to new music, the Tanglewood Music Center invited Ben to be one of their New Fromm Players during the summer of 2022, focusing on works composed in the past few decades. Ben studied with Natasha Brofsky at the Juilliard School, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree, and with Yeesun Kim at the New England Conservatory of Music for his Master of Music. Most recently, he was a Fellow with the New World Symphony.