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Bach and Ben

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Bach and Ben is a series of concerts featuring acclaimed musicians from all around North America, and music of the past and present. Each concert has music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, and music inspired by JS Bach composed by Ben Yee-Paulson.

Ben Yee-Paulson is an internationally recognized American composer. His music has been
premiered at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Harvard University, Curtis Institute, Warwick Castle in
England, La Schola Cantorum in Paris, the DiMenna Center in New York City, and the world
opening of Microsoft’s flagship store in New York City. Nationally, Yee-Paulson’s music was
awarded first-place in the Costello Competition, “Emerging Composer” status from the Tribeca
New Music Festival twice, honorable mention from the Charles Ives Concert Series, and finalist
position from ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers five times. Internationally, Yee-Paulson
was a composer-in-residence at the Zodiac Music Festival, received honorable mention in the
Future Blend Composition Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Tampa Bay Symphony’s
Composition Competition. In 2020, he was a composer-in-residence at DePaul University. He is
represented by PARMA Recordings.

Yee-Paulson’s music has been played ensembles like the American Modern Ensemble,
Ensemble Del Niente, the American Modern Orchestra, the NEC Contemporary Ensemble, and
the New York Youth Symphony. Other premieres occurred at the European American Musical
Alliance, Bard Conductor’s Institute, the Atlantic Music Festival, the Zodiac Music Festival, the
Mostly Modern Festival, and the International Horn Symposium in Belgium. His music has been played by prominent artists like Grammy-nominated cellist Thomas Mesa, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violinist Chelsea Kim, and internationally-acclaimed harpist Abigail Kent.
Yee-Paulson is a Doctor of Music student at Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, studying with Aaron Travers and Claude Baker. He has a Master of Music from New England
Conservatory and Bachelors of Music from New York University, where he studied with Michael Gandolfi, Kati Agócs and Justin Dello Joio.

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