Benjamin Davies Hudson

Benjamin Davies Hudson, violin and viola (Madison, WI) is a sophomore at UW Madison studying violin with Professor David Perry and viola with Professor Sally Chisholm. Prior to UW, Benjamin studied with Janet Chisholm shortly after starting the violin at age 7. In 2018, Benjamin was a finalist in the Milwaukee Symphony’s “Stars of Tomorrow” Concerto Competition and was given the opportunity to solo with the Milwaukee Symphony under the baton of Yaniv Dinur performing Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capricioso. That same year Benjamin was a winner of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras’ concerto competition and performed as a soloist with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Andrew Sewell. In 2022 Benjamin was a winner of the UW Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Benjamin has performed in a large variety of ensembles, from duos to octets. He has worked with Arnold Steinhardt, Uri Vardi, Young Nam Kim, Kenneth Woods, Arianna Kim, Eric Nowlin, Jordan Bak, Siwoo Kim, and Eleanor Bartsch in masterclasses and at chamber music festivals.