Benjamin Dominguez is a senior in Piano Performance at the University of Kansas studying under Jack Winerock. In 2016, Benjamin won the KC Symphony Young Artists Competition, giving two performances with conductor Michael Stern at the Kauffman Center for the Arts in Kansas City. In 2017, he won the Grand Prize at the Naftzger Young Artists Competition as well as joint First Prize in the KU Concerto Competition, giving a performance with conductor Jung-Ho Pak and the KU Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Benjamin was the recipient of the 2018 Presser Scholar Award and Scholarship for outstanding achievement, and grand prize winner of the 2019 KC SAI Scholarship Auditions. He has participated in masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists including Robert Mcdonald, Matti Raekallio, Yo-Yo Ma, Martin Katz, Tang Zhe, and many others.
In the summer of 2018, Benjamin was a participant of the Chautauqua Piano Festival held at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. He looks forward to attending the prestigious Art of Piano Festival at CCM as a full scholarship fellow in May and early June, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine as a part of the highly esteemed Piano Fellowship program in June through August of this year.