Canadian flutist Benjamin Morency has recently completed a Master’s degree in Music under the guidance of internationally renowned flutist Ransom Wilson at the prestigious Yale School of Music. He previously studied for six years with Marie-Andrée Benny at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, and also had the opportunity to work with masters of the instrument such as Mathieu Dufour, Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Robert Langevin. In November 2017, he was awarded Grand Prize winner at the OSM Manuvie Competition.
Benjamin performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada and in the United-States. After performing the Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in January 2018, he also had the opportunity to record Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata for Flute and Piano op.94, Francis Poulenc’s Flute and Piano Sonata, and Denis Gougeon’s L’Oiseau Blessé with pianist Mariane Patenaude in Radio-Canada studios, subsequently broadcasted on ICI-Musique. He was also a soloist with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra in California, and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
Over the years, he was awarded many scholarships to study and perform in prestigious festivals including the Domaine Forget and the Banff summer Academy, the Orford Music Festival, the Young Artist Program at the National Art Center in Ottawa, and at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, where he received an Award of Excellence for the 2016 summer tour.
Benjamin is now the flute teacher at the Conservatoire de Musique de Val-d’Or, and is really proud to be a Wm. S. Haynes Young Artist.