Pianist BENJAMIN BRADHAM, born in Greensboro, North Carolina, is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Juilliard School where he was recipient of a Werter Scholarship and his Master of Music Degree.
Solo appearances include Alice Tully Hall, The Kosciuszko Foundation, the Donnell
Library Center Concert Series, recitals at Caramoor, CAMI Hall, and broadcast performances on North Carolina Public Television, WNYC-Radio and WBAI-Radio in New York, as well as recorded performances and interview broadcast on National Public Radio.
In 1999, Benjamin Bradham was featured soloist in the inaugural Community Connections Concert of the Kansas City Symphony. On this occasion he was a recipient of a Mayoral Proclamation of appreciation by Mayor Kaye Barnes.
In December 2000, he made his first solo recital appearance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In response to public interest, he returned to Carnegie in April 2001 of the same season performing a new program.
He has also recorded a CD featuring the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff. Other performances in past seasons include Mr. Bradham’s third and fourth appearances in recital at Carnegie Hall, an appearance as featured guest soloist with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble in a performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto conducted by Sybille Werner, Music Director of the orchestra, a recital presented by Beethoven Pianos in New York, and a recital at Steinway Hall in New York.
In October 2007 he was presented in concert at the historic Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, North Carolina, as a benefit for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Reviewer Tim Lindeman described Benjamin Bradham as “a mature artist with prodigious technical skills”, referring also to “moments profound in their beauty”.(The Greensboro Daily News,(10/8/2007).
More recent appearances include recitals at St. Malachy’s-The Actors’ Chapel in New York, Indian River College’s Summer Sunset Concert Series in Fort Pierce, Florida, The Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Benjamin Bradham’s first recital at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New york Public Library for the Performing Arts.
In the fall of 2009 the pianist was presented in his second appearance in recital at the Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as well as his second appearance in recital at Saint Malachy’s-The Actors’ Chapel in spring 2010 in New York, followed in the fall of 2010 by his second recital at the Bruno Walter auditorium.
In a different role, Mr. Bradham appeared in October 2009 as onstage pianist for the world premiere of choreographer Douglas Dunn’s “Cleave”, an evening-long work predominantly featuring keyboard works by J.S. Bach, along with pieces by his contemporaries Francois Couperin, Louis Couperin, and P.D. Paradies. Deborah Jowitt wrote, “What pianist Benjamin Bradham draws so expertly from his instrument underscores the elegance of the ambience”, (The Village Voice, 10/8/2009). In April 2011 he performed in a similar capacity at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater playing music of Sergei Rachmaninoff in an evening of dance works of choreographer Avi Scher.
Benjamin Bradham's other recent appearances include recitals at Steinway Piano Gallery in Paramus, New Jersey, as well as the Saturday Afternoon Series at the Bruno Walter Auditorium. Fall 2018 marked his tenth recital presented by the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.