With the support of a scholarship from the Yale School of Music, Benjamin Morency is currently completing the Master’s degree in Performance under the guidance of internationally renowned flutist Ransom Wilson. He previously studied for six years with Marie-Andrée Benny at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and also had the opportunity to work with masters of the instrument such as Mathieu Dufour, Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Robert Langevin.
Benjamin Morency is Grand Prize winner of the most recent edition of the OSM Manulife Competition, held in November 2017. In the summer of 2016, he received the Award of Excellence for his tour with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. In addition to winning various regional competitions and reaching the finals of the Canadian Music Competition on several occasions, he was a guest soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal, the Redlands Symphony Orchestra (May 2018) and the Orchestre à cordes du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. He has served as a substitute member of the Orchestre Métropolitain and performs with many different ensembles, including the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Sinfonia de Lanaudière. He considers it a privilege to have played under the direction of conductors such as Kent Nagano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Peter Oundjian, David Robertson, and Giancarlo Guerrero.
His rich tone and deep musicality have kindled in him the ambition of pursuing his teachers’ legacy and that of the great French masters Jean-Pierre Rampal and Alain Marion.