Subject Area: Piano
Born in Winnipeg, MB, Canadian pianist Benjamin Bertin committed to serious piano study at the unlikely age of 21. At 22 he entered the studio of Alexander Tselyakov at Brandon University (MB), completing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. Upon graduating, Mr. Bertin completed a Masters in Piano Performance at Bowling Green State University (OH) with Thomas Rosenkranz. Currently, he is pursuing an Artist Diploma with Alexander Kobrin at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University. Mr. Bertin has appeared in masterclasses with Byron Janis, Robert Levin, Seymour Bernstein, James Giles, Dominique Weber, Dorian Leljak and Pamela Mia Paul. He pursued further study at Florida State University with Joel Hastings, and participated in festivals including Masterworks Festival (IN), Washington International Piano Festival, Clear Lake Chamber Festival (MB), and most recently Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain).
A passionate advocate for classical music, Benjamin endeavors to share music with diverse audiences and students. He performs frequently throughout the state of Georgia and has given numerous lecture recitals and special concerts for children and the elderly. He appeared as guest artist and masterclass clinician at Southwestern College (KS), and recently at Berry College in Rome, Georgia as guest recitalist. As a teacher, Bertin received graduate assistantships in group piano from Bowling Green State and Florida State universities, allowing him to work with widely diverse groups of students. He is an active member of MTNA, currently serving as the president of South Metro Atlanta Music Teachers Association. Benjamin Bertin is piano faculty at First Baptist Church Newnan and Clayton State University Music Preparatory School where he teaches private students, group piano classes and gives masterclasses.