Benjamin Zander

  • Cellist & Conductor

If the twenty-first century has a renaissance, Benjamin Zander will be leading it. He is a classically trained cellist who studied with Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst (daughter of Gustav) and Gaspar Cassadó. A conductor who is considered a leading... More

If the twenty-first century has a renaissance, Benjamin Zander will be leading it. He is a classically trained cellist who studied with Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst (daughter of Gustav) and Gaspar Cassadó. A conductor who is considered a leading interpreter of Mahler and Brahms. And a speaker who gives exhilarating talks on the expansiveness and elasticity of human potential. Benjamin is a four-time keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he was recently presented with the Crystal Award for "outstanding contributions in the Arts and international relations." He was also awarded the 2002 Caring Citizen of the Humanities Award by the International Council for Caring Communities at the United Nations. Benjamin is the co-author (with his partner, leading psychotherapist Rosamund Zander) of the best-selling book, The Art of Possibility, which has been translated into 16 languages.

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Benjamin Zander's Presentations

PopTech 2008 October 2008

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TED2008 February 2008

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Classical music with shining eyes: Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

Classical music with shining eyes: Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

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