Benett Tsai


Australian cellist Benett Tsai made his debut at the age 13 and has since performed as a soloist with orchestras including the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Kammerphilharmonie Metamorphosen Berlin, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy. He has also appeared at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and City Recital Hall in Sydney. In 2020, he collaborated with Jean-Yves Thibaudet in the film, The Way Forward. A winner of numerous awards, he most recently received Third Prize and the Special Prize for the Best Haydn Cello Concerto at the 2022 Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann, where he was the youngest participant. Benett started cello studies at age five with his uncle, Thomas Tsai. He is currently an undergraduate student of Clive Greensmith at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. His previous teachers are Susan Blake and Li-Wei Qin.