Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.
Benjamin Seah

Benjamin Seah, Violin

Montréal, QC

2023 Shean Strings Competition Winner Benjamin Seah, Violin.

Benjamin Seah is an 18-year-old violinist from Montreal, QC. He has been studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the class of William van der Sloot since the Fall of 2021. Mr. Seah has won numerous prizes in competitions across America and Europe such as the Canadian Music Competition, the Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition and the Sorel-Tracy Music Festival.

He is a recipient of scholarships from the Oberlin Conservatory, Orford Music Festival, the Camp Musical des Laurentides, and the Festival Père Lindsay. In 2018, he won the third season of the television show Virtuose hosted by Gregory Charles which led to a series of concerts, professional recordings, and television appearances.

An avid orchestral musician, Mr. Seah has sat as concertmaster for the Oberlin Orchestra, the Montréal Conservatory Orchestra, and the Montérégie Symphony Orchestra, where he has also performed as soloist in May 2021. An enjoyer of new music, Mr. Seah has participated in world premières as soloist and chamber musician. Mr. Seah has been fortunate to participate in Master Classes taught by Almita Vamos, Blake Pouliot, Eszter Haffner, Mark Kaplan, and the Verona Quartet.

2023 Strings Competitors

Olivia Yelim Cho Melissa Du Dale Jeong Lexie Jana Krakowski Daria Schibitcaia Benjamin Seah

Important Information

Read the 2023 Shean Strings Results media release.

  • Winner of 2023 Shean Strings Competition: Benjamin Seah!
  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2023 is now closed.
  • We received many applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.