Benjamin Scott


National Symphony Orchestra

Benjamin Scott

Benjamin Scott joined the National Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and maintains a lively chamber music career in Washington, DC.  He has served as guest concertmaster of the New Orchestra of Washington and in acting title positions with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and National Philharmonic.  A frequent substitute with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Verbier, Aspen, and Pacific Music Festival orchestras, Ben has performed for audiences on three continents.  You might have heard him in promo music for the Super Bowl or seen him on stage with Aretha Franklin, Ne-Yo, Ben Folds, Chris Thile, or William Shatner.  A recent release from the NSO earned a nomination for the 2023 Gramophone Orchestra of the Year.  Ben also appears on Grammy-nominated orchestral recordings on the Deutsche Grammophon and Reference Recording labels.  

Ben values the many ways that music has a positive effect on the community.  He is a regular musician for NSO In Your Neighborhood and Sound Health initiatives as well as other organizations with missions of inclusivity.  For years, Ben volunteered with Musicians on Call, and he can often be found introducing new audiences to live string quartet music at Candlelight Concerts.

As a small-business owner and the craftsman behind Atelier Benno, Ben keeps busy designing and creating high quality leather goods by hand.  He also loves exploring new corners of the world, learning to cook different cuisines, bothering his cat, and bringing new life to his 1780 Giuseppe Guadagnini violin.