“...his commitment, talent, imagination, drive, passion and intelligence make Kristhyan an outstanding Musician and Performer...” (Phillippe Entremont)
Pianist Kristhyan Benitez is part of the new generation of Venezuelan musicians earning international fame. From age 4, his first public concert until now, he has been sought after in the concert arena as well as for his improvisations and arrangements.
Kristhyan has appeared on some of the world’s most prestigious stages including Philarmonie Hall (Berlin), Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco), Town Hall (New York), National Center for the performing arts (Beijing), Ehrbar Saal (Vienna), Salle Cortot (Paris), Amadeo Roldan Theater (Havana)Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City) and Rios Reyna at the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex (Caracas), with performances throughout Europe, South America and the United States
Benitez first recording was the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Berlin Symphoniker under Eduardo Marturet. He released his second album “Miniatures” in March 2016, receiving the bronze medal at the Global Music Awards. He is now recording for the Steinway & Sons label, with a number of works available on Spirio. His latest project, NOSOTROS, just got released.
Kristhyan resides in New York City.