Benz is an accomplished, classically-trained cellist. He started his cello journey at The Washington Conservatory of Music in Washington, DC where he was also a member of the DC National Symphony Orchestra fellowship program. In 2015 Benz moved to Los Angeles to continue with his music endeavors. He served as the cellist for the CSUN Honors String Quartet and principal cello of CSUN Symphony under the guidance of Diane Roscetti. He performed with accomplished artists like Serj Tankian, Aida Cuevas, Luciana Souza and more.
Benz holds a Bachelor of Music degree and maintains an active schedule of performing and teaching. He works in different projects such as LABY Harmony Project of New West Symphony as a site coordinator and he is a cellist for California’s Young Artist Symphony.
Benz is passionate about education and he is a motivated and enthusiastic educator. He aims to advocate for diversity in symphony orchestras and bring the joy of classical music and cello to underserved minority communities.