Benjamin Pesetsky is a composer and writer. His music has been performed by the Albany Symphony, American Symphony, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Winds, Tapestry Opera in Toronto, WordSong and Shakespeare Concerts in Boston, and Guerrilla Composers Guild and Phonochrome Collective in San Francisco. Recent and upcoming projects include a solo work for violinist/violist Luosha Fang and a new song cycle for soprano Sara LeMesh and pianist Allegra Chapman.
NOW Magazine called his opera scene Love Redux “one of the best episodes” on a program of new works staged by Tapestry Opera and his Piano Sonata was commissioned by Thomas Hecht and premiered in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre and the Hambidge Center.
As a writer and editor, he serves on the staff of the San Francisco Symphony and has contributed program notes and commentary for the St. Louis Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society, and Tippet Rise Art Center. He holds degrees in composition and philosophy from Bard College Conservatory and Bard College.