A prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Ben Solomonow has been featured on the American national radio stations WFMT and NPR, and has been invited to perform solo recitals, chamber recitals, and concertos in halls including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ravinia's Bennett-Gordon Hall and the Seoul Arts Center. He currently serves as Acting Section Cello with the San Diego Symphony.
In recent years, Mr. Solomonow’s collaborations have included those with Josef Silverstein, Gary Hoffman, Emanuel Ax, Miriam Fried, Roberto Diaz, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Martin Beaver, Meng-Chieh Liu, Rami Solomonow, Vadim Gluzman, Clive Greensmith, Anton Nel, Ilya Kaler, Paul Coletti, Atar Arad, members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, Cleveland, Calidore and Pacifica Quartets, and principal players of the Los Angeles, Chicago and Cleveland Orchestras.
As an active chamber musician, he has been a guest artist at the Ojai Music Festival, Festival Mozaic, the North Shore Chamber Music Festival, the Red Rocks Chamber Music Festival and with the Chicago Chamber Musicians. Recent concerto appearances have included performances with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra at the SOKA Performing Arts Center under Carl St. Clair, and the Colburn Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and under Xian Zhang.
Having completed his Bachelor and Masters degrees at the Colburn Conservatory of Music under Clive Greensmith, Solomonow continued to pursue a Graduate Certificate under Ralph Kirshbaum at the University of Southern California. Other influential teachers have included Hans Jensen and Arnold Steinhardt.
As a Stradivari Society Artist, Ben Solomonow performs on an 1898 Vincenzo Postiglione cello on generous loan by the Stradivari Society of Chicago.