A small-town boy from Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick, cellist Benjamin Marmen now calls Halifax home. With a Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University, completed under the mentorship of Shimon Walt, he is privileged to be a section cellist in Symphony Nova Scotia. You can also listen to Benjamin performing chamber music around the city, and occasionally appearing as a soloist with local orchestras.
Benjamin is currently on leave from Symphony Nova Scotia in order to pursue a master’s degree in Musicology at Dalhousie University. He lives with his wonderful wife Lydia, who is also a cellist, and their children Félix and Beatrix. When not playing music, Benjamin enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, and serving in his local church.