Kristhyan Benitez Brings the Music

In this very special episode of the Venezuela Diaspora Project, we get much more than a good story. Listen to the tunes of Kristrhyan Benitez, world-renowned piano young gun

Kristhyan Benitez started playing the piano when he was four years old in Venezuela. Today, he’s a Grammy Award nominee in the category of Best Classical Album for Latin American Classics (his latest record). Based in New York City, Kristhyan made some time to discuss his journey and perform songs from his latest album. Enjoy:


Fervently sought after as a soloist, recitalist, improviser, and arranger, Pianist KRISTHYAN BENITEZ  is part of the new generation of Venezuelan musicians earning international attention. Pianist and mentor, Phillippe Entremont described his impression of Benitez: “his commitment, talent, imagination, drive, passion and intelligence make Kristhyan an outstanding musician and performer.”

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  • Editing and Sound: David Sira
  • Video Editor: Alirio Rodríguez
  • Design: Alejandra Rojas
  • Promoter (and “inspiration”): Francisco Marquez Lara
  • Host and instigator: Jesus Alberto Bolivar, also known in the caracaschronosphere as Chubeto.