In 2009 South African pianist Ben Schoeman has won the Gold Medal and £5,000 First Prize at the 57th Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition. visit our website for further information www.roslarts.org.uk
Schoeman is one of South Africa’s foremost pianists. In 2008 he won the first grand prize in the 11th UNISA Vodacom International Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa – the first South African to win this prize in the history of the competition. He is also the gold medal and first prize winner of the 2009 Royal Overseas League Music Competition in London. Over the past years he has won all the major South African national music competitions, including the UNISA National Piano Competition, the ATKV National Music Competition as well as the UNISA and SAMRO Overseas Scholarships.