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Send Ben to Germany for Bach

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I recently had the honor of being selected to participate in the 21st International Bach Competition, and I'm headed to Germany this summer to compete with some of the best Bach players in the world.  The competition is held in Leipzig, where Johann Sebastian Bach lived and worked for nearly three decades and composed the bulk of his prolific output.

Having spent several months preparing round-the-clock at home in Austin with the support of my loving mother, I am excited to finally share the fruits of my labor both on the competition stage in Germany, as well as in the recording studio upon returning to the States.

Practicing for such an event is a uniquely demanding task. It requires a balance of discipline and imagination, while posing daily mental and physical challenges akin to Olympic training. It is also not so easily monetized!

The Bach Competition does not cover travel or housing expenses, so my mom and I have had to foot the bill on our own. We are humbly asking for donations of any size to help alleviate the debt burden in the coming months.

This is a once in a lifetime experience for both of us. It is also an investment in my future as a musician and artist, but also in the culture and community of those I am in a position to reach through my music. While the funds would directly benefit me in my immediate endeavors, I am most eager to share all that I have learned along the way through future performances and multimedia recording projects.

In the mean time, check out this short film I made about Bach and his legacy, featuring some of the repertoire I have been preparing for the competition:



While I would be deeply grateful for any substantial contributions, even the smallest donation would be appreciated.

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