In June, Ben Wolfson ’24 won first prize in the prestigious Steinway Society of Massachusetts 2021 Piano Competition.
The Steinway Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to encouraging young piano students and fostering an appreciation of piano music amongst the general public.
The competition, held at M. Steinert & Sons, showcases the tremendous talents of both the pianists and those piano teachers from whom they have learned.
This year the competition was hosted by world class judges Randall Hodgkinson, Michael Kramer, and Lydia Reed-Guertin. Ben played the Mozart Fantasy in C minor, K. 475, and Debussy’s “L’Isle joyeuse.” Ben studies the piano with Natalia Harlap at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.
It’s no surprise Ben did so well at the Steinway Society: earlier this year, Ben placed first in the Bay State Piano Contest, the annual statewide competition organized by the Massachusetts Music Teachers’ Association. Congratulations to Ben, his teachers, and all the winners.