Ben E. Detrick

Violinist Ben E. Detrick began his musical studies in York, Pennsylvania, and is currently the Middle and High School Strings Director at the American International School in Vienna, Austria. Special performances with his students consist of conducting and playing in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and organizing concerts in one of Mozart's houses.

After graduating cum laude from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music with Dr. Carolyn Huebl in Nashville, Tennessee, he pursued an Artistic Performance Diploma in Vienna, Austria, under the direction of Polish concert violinist Barbara Gorzynska. During that time, Ben was one of 48 competitors in the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark, as well as a participant in the International Brahms (Austria) and Bled (Slovenia) competitions.


When stateside, Ben joins the faculty at the Baltimore String Orchestra Camp as conductor of the Younger Orchestra. He also teaches local students and performs throughout York, Lancaster, and Gettysburg in various orchestras and retirement communities. Aside from classical performances, Ben starred in a musical juggling comedy, Playing By Air, on Off-Off-Broadway show at the New York City Fringe Festival. Recently, he performed during a TV episode of “Made in Chelsea” and can be seen in the Austrian film “Taaora’s Lied."

Ben owes his success to the unwavering support of his family, teachers, and South Central Pennsylvania community.