Formerly a member of the Colorado Symphony, violinist Ben Odhner joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2017. Ben has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Ashland Symphony, Warminster Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. He was concertmaster of the Aspen Sinfonia and the Aspen Concert Orchestra, and featured on NPR’s From the Top as part of the Gray Charitable Trust Piano Trio. Ben received his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and his master’s degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Ben participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall, and performed with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra during the first international classical music summit on the internet.