Violinist Benedict Goodfriend has performed worldwide as soloist and chamber musician, receiving critical acclaim for his performances in Jordan and Symphony Hall in Boston, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center, and many others. His New York debut prompted the New York Times to write “The performance was vibrantly alive to every nuance in the score, elegantly phrased, spontaneous, and boldly characterful.”
A frequent guest on many prominent classical radio programs such as WQXR’s “Artist in Concert” and Robert Sherman’s “Listening Room “, WNYC’s “Around New York” and WGBH’s “Morning Pro Musica”, his performances have been aired on the “McNeil-Lehrer News Hour” as well as numerous times on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today”.
Mr. Goodfriend’s solo engagements have taken him to France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Croatia, Taiwan, and China. Since 1987, Mr. Goodfriend has been the violinist in the Kandinsky Trio, resident ensemble at Roanoke College in Virginia and one of only six piano trios ever to win the coveted Chamber Music America Residency Award. With the Trio he has performed on major venues in over 30 states and regularly collaborates with many of the world’s leading artists including James VanDemark and Ida Kavafian.