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Benjamin Shaar is a Senior residing in Newton, MA. He started his classical piano career at the age of 5 and is studying with Dr. Nilly Shilo. Ben has performed at numerous recitals and venues including Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Jordan Hall. He is a five-time first-place winner of Bay State Competition, a winner of "From The Top" performing on NPR, a three-time winner of the American Fine Arts Festival, a two-time 3rd place winner at the NEPTA Competition, a recipient of the Nancy Oliva Award, 2nd prize at the Steinway Competition, winner of the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented International Young Musician Competition, and a 3rd prize winner at the Chopin International Competition.



  • From the Top winner (2020)

  • 5-time1st place winner at the Bay State Competition (2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022)

  • 2nd place at the Steinway Competition (2019)

  • 3rd place at the Chopin International competition (2017)

  • 2-time 3rd place at the NEPTA Competition (2021, 2022)

  • Winner at the AADGT International Young Musician Competition (2019)

  • 3-time winner at the American Fine Arts Festival (2015, 2018)

  • 2-time 2nd place winner at the Russian Music Festival


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