Benjamin Weber

Benjamin Weber

Adjunct Faculty, Viola
Department of Music

Benjamin Weber has a varied career as a performer and educator in and around Chicago.

He is currently violist with the Kontras Quartet. With them, he has performed all over the U.S., including on the Late Show with David Letterman. He has released two albums with the quartet and also toured internationally in Switzerland and South Africa.

Ben previously served as Principal Viola with the Rockford Symphony, Assistant Principal Viola with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and has played with many orchestras around the region.

An avid chamber musician, he was a founding member of Crossing Borders Music and has often appeared with the ACM Palomar Ensemble as a guest.

As a string educator, he is on the faculty at the Merit School of Music and has led guest clinics at high schools around the Chicago area. He received a bachelor’s in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2004 studying Violin and Viola with Michael Hining, and in 2008 he received a master’s degree in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with John Graham and Melissa Matson.

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