Dr. Benjamin de Kock received his Bachelor and Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under the instruction of professor Albert Laszlo, and his Doctorate the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Benjamin first came to Colorado in 2002 to attend the Aspen Music Festival and School. After attending the AMFS for several years he decided to move to Colorado in order to pursue his doctorate.
Currently, Dr. Benjamin plays with several orchestras and chamber groups in across the United States. He is principal bass of the San Juan Symphony in Durango Co, principal bass with the Colorado Bach Ensemble, assistant principal of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, a guest musician with Charleston Symphony in South Carolina, assistant 3rd chair with Greeley Symphony, and a regular sub the Colorado Symphony. In addition to his busy performing schedule he is also a Program Lead Teaching Artist for El Sistema Colorado in Denver—a program which teaches orchestral music to inner city schools in Denver.