The Twisted Spruce is excited that Ben is joining our 2022 Management Team.
From St. John's Newfoundland, Ben Diamond is a contemporary classical guitarist who strives to push the limits of the instrument with each performance. He recently completed his B. Mus. (Honours) in performance with Sylvie Proulx at MUN where he regularly premiered new pieces and collaborated with composers. His debut album PRIME was released last year and features 21st century Canadian works that demonstrate improvisation, experimentalism, and contrasting ideas in new music. He is currently based in Montreal Quebec pursuing a M. Mus degree in performance with Steve Cowan at McGill. Ben was recently awarded the 2021 Emerging Artist of the Year award with ArtsNL, 2nd place in the FCMF National Music Festival, and was featured in CBC Music's "30 under 30" hot Canadian classical musicians last year.
Fav quote: "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain" - Vivian Greene
Learn more about Ben Diamond at https://www.bendiamond-classicalguitarist.com/