Dr. Benjamin Shute, Violin

  • Studied at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg under Rainer Kussmaul, first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, and at the New England Conservatory under Masuko Ushioda and Lucy Chapman. 

  • Has performed as soloist with orchestras in the States and Europe in concertos of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Bach, and Vivaldi using both modern and period-instruments

  • Recordings include the complete Brahms sonatas and the sonatas of Karén Khanagov, whose second sonata he premiered. 

  • Currently holds a tenured tier A first violin chair with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and previously served as section player with orchestras in the US and Europe.

  • Has taught at Oklahoma City University’s Wanda L. Bass School of Music since 2019 and held positions at numerous US universities, as well as festival positions in the US, France, Italy, and Japan.




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