Benjamin Albertson has performed as a harpist for over ten years throughout the United States and Canada. Benjamin has served under great conductors such as Gerard Schwartz, Giancarlo Guerrero, Christoph Eschenbach, Bramwell Tovey, and Kensho Watanabe, performing in venues from Carnegie Hall in New York to Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Benjamin's recent accomplishments include being the youngest finalist of the Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition, where he played the vivacious Ginastera Harp Concerto, and winning second prize in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute at Whistler Concerto Competition.
Benjamin's recent performances include his debut at Toronto's Koerner Hall, where he performed chamber music by Debussy, and his debut as a soloist at the University of British Colombia Chamber Orchestra Festival in Vancouver's Chan Center of the Performing Arts. In Olympia, Benjamin was featured as a soloist with the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia, playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in May 2018. Benjamin has performed as an orchestra member with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Two, the Seattle Youth Symphony, the All-Northwest Orchestra, and the Olympia Symphony Orchestra, as the Wittgow Family Young Musician Apprentice and Scholarship winner. Benjamin won the Washington Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Competition in the harp division for two consecutive years. Benjamin has also received the Mercer Island Orchestra Festival Certificate of Commendation, and the Mason's Daylight Lodge Certificate of Appreciation.
Currently, Benjamin studies at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under harpist Judy Loman. He is a recipient of the full-tuition Marylin & Charles Baillie Family Scholarship. After graduation, Benjamin hopes to work in a variety of musical ventures including chamber and solo performance, teaching, and hopefully an orchestral appointment.