Ben Bubeck began studying cello and piano at the age of nine because of the family legacy of his great grandfather, Arthur Knecht, a well-respected, professional cellist who had played in the Cincinnati symphony for decades. Ben has been involved in a variety of musical ensembles including choral music, orchestral music, chamber string ensembles, rock bands, and jazz groups. Ben attended the Colorado Springs Conservatory from 2007-2009, where he studied Jazz guitar as well as general music.
In 2009, he began studying Cello performance at Azusa Pacific University (APU) under Marek Spzakiewicz. Ben took a keen interest in composition during his tenure at APU. And with scholarship honors, Ben performed in the APU Symphony, the University’s Choir and Orchestra, and various chamber groups. Several APU ensembles performed works by Ben, including a five- minute piece for full Orchestra. Ben graduated from APU in December, 2013.
Ben has done some freelance compositional work in Hollywood, Canada, and Indianapolis, and has taught private cello lessons for several years. In the summer of 2013, Ben worked with an arts program for Native American kids in Edmonton, Canada called Soar. Hired as Musical Director for two seasons of the Soar program, he taught high school students music, as well as composed music for the program’s final performance. From 2012-2013 Ben was also employed in a small contemporary ensemble at Faith Lutheran Church in San Dimas, CA; and likewise in 2015 by Saint David’s Anglican Church, Burbank, CA.
In 2014 Ben performed several concerts in a short tour of Mexico City with the Empyre Chamber Ensemble. In 2015, Ben joined the up-and-coming musical group, Lostboycrow, creating and performing all of the group’s live-performance digital sound. The band’s was featured in a one-month residency and several other concerts in and around Los Angeles.
Ben is currently teaching at the Colorado Springs Conservatory and performs around Colorado Springs in a variety of musical groups.