International artist and classical performer Ben Quine is committed to inspiring students with the love of great music and equipping them with the tools to perform at the highest level. The close relationships he develops with his students have resulted in their successful performances from local festivals and competitions to Carnegie Hall and back.
Originally from Richardson, Texas, Mr. Quine began his music studies with pianist James Bozeman, graduating summa cum laude from Texas Christian University with a Bachelors degree in piano performance. He then studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary as a Fulbright Scholar under György Nádor and István Lantos. He was invited to perform at the European Fulbright Gala in Berlin, Germany, and he played for dignitaries including Mrs. Laura Bush, first lady of the United States, and Megyessy Péter, the prime minister of Hungary.
Mr. Quine studied with Benjamin Pasternack at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, receiving his Master’s of Music degree, where he also served as a Graduate Assistant in Music Theory. Selected to be a Fellow of the La Gesse Foundation, he performed at the La Gesse Foundation Music Festival in Toulouse and Carcasone, France.
After five years of teaching private lessons and performing as a freelance artist in the Baltimore / Washington, D.C. area, Mr. Quine returned to Dallas where he established his piano studio in 2007. Since that time, he has been very active serving on the board of the Dallas Music Teachers’ Association. He is also honored to be a member of Dallas Piano Pedagogy Forum and Junior Pianists Guild.
He loves Shakespeare, Dickens, Photography, listening to recordings of "the great pianists", running, biking and spending time with his family.