Ben Baron joined the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (OSEM) as second bassoonist in 2013. Ben received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School in 2012, having studied with Patricia Rogers. At Juilliard, he performed with The Juilliard Orchestra and the school’s contemporary music ensembles, Axiom and the New Juilliard Ensemble. Prior to joining the OSEM, Ben was a freelance musician in the New York area, performing with NOVUS NY, Ensemble 212, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Notturna, and the Chelsea Symphony. In 2012, Ben performed the Mozart Bassoon Concerto with the Chelsea Symphony and gave a solo recital in New York’s Paul Hall. He may be heard on the Grammy-winning CD "Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans," which was picked by the New York Times as one of the top 10 albums of 2012. Raised in New Jersey, Ben began studying bassoon at the age of nine. A graduate of Juilliard Pre-College under Marc Goldberg, he has attended the Colorado College, Kent/Blossom, and Atlantic Music Festivals. Additional studies include Mannes College - The New School for Music with Leonard Hindell and the Manhattan School of Music with Kim Laskowski. Ben currently resides in Toluca, Mexico.
I strive to make learning music a positive experience and as enjoyable as possible for the student. We will work one-on-one to improve your technique so that you will have the capability to realize your own musical ideas. Lesson plans are focused and catered to the unique needs and desires of the student. I encourage input from students to ensure they are getting what they are hoping for from the lessons. Please contact me to set up a free introductory lesson.