Benjamin Engeli is one of the most versatile Swiss musicians of his generation. His career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher has taken him to most European countries as well as to Australia, India, North and South America. As a member of the Tecchler Trio, he was the 1st Prize winner at the International ARD Music Competition in Munich in 2007, and has since then performed in venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Berlin, Wigmore Hall London, Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, Oriental Arts Center Shanghai, Konzerthaus Vienna or Tonhalle Zurich. He is now member of the Zurich Ensemble and also one out of the 4 pianists of the Gershwin Piano Quartet, with whom he conducted concert tours to Brazil, China and the Middle East.
Benjamin comes from a family of musicians and started his musical education on various instruments at an early age. Only when he was fifteen did he decide to take his first regular piano lessons, studying with Adrian Oetiker with whom he continued to work for 7 years. He later also studied with Homero Francesch, Lazar Berman, Andrzej Jasinski, Maurizio Pollini and András Schiff.
Since many years he is also teaching up-and-coming musicians. For 8 years he held a teaching position for chamber music at Musikhochschule Basel (Switzerland) and serves now as Professor for Piano at Landeskonservatorium Feldkirch (Austria).
September 20, 2017