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Ben Bolt-Martin


The 2017 season marked Ben’s 18th season with the Stratford Festival, where he plays for live musical productions and has recorded incidental music for dozens of stage plays.  Ben has also recorded for the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, the Grand Theatre in London and for the Shaw festival, among others. 


Ben performs with the Factory Arts String Quartet.  He was the featured performer on a disc of new works entitled “Notes Towards” which was nominated in 2009 for a Juno Award.  As a solo performer, his focus is on works for solo cello written for him or by him, often involving electronically “looped” material and spanning a multitude of genres and traditions. 


Ben teaches cello and chamber music at the University of Waterloo and is Principal Conductor of the Waterloo Chamber Players.  He lives in Kitchener with his wife Liz and three cats.

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