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Benjamin Jonas Schatz

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: July 6, 1981    

Benjamin Jonas Schatz

Benjamin Schatz started playing the violin at the age of four and the piano at the age of six. After studying classical piano he became a student (jazz piano) of Richie Beirach at the Musikhochschule Leipzig where he graduated in 2008. The same year, he moved to Vienna/Austria. Competitions: • 1. Prize “International Music Competitions of the Val Tidone” in Pianello/Italy (2000) • 2. Prize “Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb Barthelt” in Ingolstadt (2001) • Winner “Concerto Competition California State University Long Beach/USA” (2004) • Winner of a complete CD recording in 2009 at the “International Jazzmeeting Generations 2008” in Frauenfeld/Switzerland - Production for the Suisse Radio DRS 2 (2008) • CD was chosen (out of 50 recordings) for the “JazzThing- Next Generation” series by JazzThing/Double Moon Records (2010)

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Featured recording “Distant Light”

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Distant Light

Double Moon Records (2011)

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