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After studying abroad my junior year of college in the charming Buenos Aires, Argentina, I spent two additional years studying with incredible Argentine piano professors including composition professor Marcelo Katz, folklore professor Lilián Saba and tango genius Nicolás Ledesma. My wonderful experiences with these teachers inspired my first professional CD that I recorded in Buenos Aires, January of 2010.
Following Argentina, my musical adventures continue in Spain. I spent two years as an English teacher, first in Jaén, Andalucía (Southern Spain) and then in Barcelona (Northern Spain). In Barcelona I had the opportunity to study Spanish works with the inspirational Ludovica Mosca.
I can't thank my piano teachers enough for the experiences, tools, techniques and love for music they instilled in me.
In addition to music, I explored filmmaking co-creating an eight episode web series called Pueblo. The final installment, a short film, was featured at the Project Twenty-1 Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival! Check out the series here:
Now, back in Colorado, I am working as an educational high school counselor and meanwhile composing new music for my a project I hope to debut in 2015. Keeping that music alive!
-Ben Raznick, May 2014
2010 - My Birthday Party in Buenos Aires!
Piano cake for my birthday! Made by my roommates for in Buenos Aires, Argentina.