Benjamín Vilte

“Always searching for the best I found in Gonzalez Reeds a sound with life. Resounding, available to demand it in all registers and dinamics. Without noise, with good articulation and long-lasting. What else?”.

After graduating as a Clarinet Professor in Córdoba, Argentina, he lived for 6 years in Switzerland, where he got his Bachelor degree at Haute École de Musique de Lausanne, with Frédéric Rapin; and also a Master in Music Performance, at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, with Fabio Di Càsola, with honors.

He was a soloist in the Philharmonische Budweis Orchestra, from Czech Republic; Santa Fe Symphonic Orchestra, Río Negro Symphonic Orchestra; Córdoba Municipal Strings Orchestra; Academic Camerata; Córdoba Metropolitan Orchestra; and, also, he participated in concerts of Geneva Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland). He recorded two albums with the orchestra from the Conservatory of Lausanne and Zurich, with plays from Schostakovich and Kodaly-Bartôk. In his country, as a clarinet and requinto soloist, he participated with these orchestras: Symphonic of the Argentine Theater of La Plata, MERCOSUR Youth Orchestra and Argerich Sinfonietta; at the same time, he was part of different projects for the promotion and spreading of new generations, such as Música para Todos Association.

His career is supported by these grants: Mozarteum Argentino, National Arts Fund, Antorchas Foundation, Max D. Jost, Fritz Gerber Stiftung, Vontobel Stiftung, Internationale Sommerakademie Biel and Campos de Jordao International Festival.

He received awards from national and international contests, such as the 2nd price at Tilo Rajneri Contest, Concours Nicati-de Luze, 2nd price at National Clarinet Contest from Buenos Aires and SCMV Suisse.

He got the soloist position in Santa Fe Symphonic Orchestra and collaborates as Requinto Clarinet in Cordoba Symphonic Orchestra. He is a teacher in the Master of Chamber Music from Rosario University and of Clarinet in Associate Degree from Entre Ríos University.

Nowadays, Benjamin is a Gonzalez Artist, and plays in numerous concerts and masterclasses, in Argentina and abroad, in renown music institutions.