|Benkman Noel, US, 2006, 2008|
Tour Dates: 11 Apr - 21 Apr, 2008
“Superb performance by pianist Noel Benkman (at the NOW Music Festival)... he shows that rare talent of performing music as if creating it on the spot.”
Performs his 4th concert tour of
Mr. Benkman’s CD Yosemite Suite on the Lushtone Records label has received good reviews and has been featured numerous times on American Public Radio. His new solo CD My Beautiful Garden will be released in 2009. Additionally, he has composed and recorded music for several independent films including Here, in the Garden of Eden a documentary about the painter Albert Bierstadt commissioned by the San Francisco De Young Museum, The Missing Key, Passenger, Last Man, 1 or 2 Things About..., The Final Cut, and the theme music for the television series Culture Shock News.
Mr. Benkman is a music professor and teaches music at
Mr. Benkman is also an eLearning developer. Since 1998 he has pioneered the development of online education. He teaches Music History and Literature, Introduction to Music, American Cultures in Music, and World Music - all of them completely online. He was one of the original employees at the dot.com company Teacher Universe and as Manager of Web Course Development his team received two Codie Award nominations for Best K-16 Education Administration Solution 2003 and Best Online Training Program 2001.
Noel Benkman lives in
“It was magical - an intimate performance by a talented artist with a celebrated legacy...”
“Noel Benkman deploys a sensitive coloristic technique on classical piano...”
“Mr. Benkman plays with an aplomb and fluidity that only years of experience may allow.”