International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for pianists

International Stasys Vainiūnas Competition for pianists

Benjamin Goodman, Israel

Participant data

Name of the educational insititution Mannes College of Music, New York City

Benjamin Goodman (1990) was born in Oxford, England. The pianist studied at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, in the class of professor Eitan Globerzon. He finished his studies with honors. He won the first prizes at the Academy’s Piano Solo Competition (2015) and the Piano Concerto Competition (2013). In 2017 Benjamin received the Steinway Award. The pianist has participated in masterclasses led by Lydia Artymiw, François Dumont, Eteri Andjaparidze, Dmitri Bashkirov, Arie Vardi, Malcolm Bilson, Emanuel Ax, Murray Perahia, Joseph Kalichstein, Matti Raekallio, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Emanuel Krasovsky, Hung-Kuan Chen, Gabriel Chodos, Ilana Vered, and Joan Havill. Benjamin produced, presented and performed in a unique concert of Israeli Artists in Carnegie’s "Weill" Recital Hall (2016) and made his debut as a soloist there in 2017.


  1. Johann Sebastian Bach | English Suite No. 2 · A minor · BWV 807
  2. Sergei Prokofiev | Piano Sonata No. 8 · B flat major · op. 84
  3. Stasys Vainiūnas | "Fields Of Home" · Blooming Lily Of The Valley · op. 31


  1. Stasys Vainiūnas | Ballad · D minor · op. 30
  2. Claude Debussy | Estampes Dalys: 3
    • Jardins sous la pluie
    • La soirée dans Grenade
    • Pagodes
  3. Franz Liszt |
  4. Franz Liszt | "Mephisto Waltz" No.1 · S. 514


  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 20 · D minor · K 466