Benjamin Gates, Founder and CEO of Asteroid Titanium Productions and Entertainment which provides musical performances, audio engineering, produces and creates through composing and arranging his and other musicians' musical endeavors. Mr.Gates has played at various venues such as: the White House, Kennedy Center (Concert Hall and Millennium Stage), the Arena Stage starring Omari Hardwick, the Swedish Embassy, UAE Embassy, Italian Embassy, Washington Ethical Society, International Willard Hotel, Atlas Theater of Performing Arts, International Gala for the Queen of Sweden, private events for Ambassadors, hotels and other establishments. Benjamin has also served as a guest artist and teacher at DC and Maryland Schools.
Benjamin Gates has an annual project of distributing new hats, scarves, gloves and socks to homeless individuals and people-in-need throughout the Washington DC area in December, January and February, named: Keeping you warm from Head to Toe.
Mr. Gates has been playing the cello since he was four, he learned to play the Acoustic Cello first and began being trained classically first. During his professional career he became the principal cellist; audition,selected, attended and graduated from a DC High School in Instrumental Music where he was principal chair. Always striving to be the best form of himself, he advanced through different cello programs both in school and in extracurricular programs. While in college he was also principal chair of the University’s Orchestra. During his educational career, he always found ways to grow his craft by playing cello with acclaimed cellists Carlos Prieto and David Geringas. Expanding his horizon Benjamin also self-taught himself his current craft on the Electric Cello.
Mr.Gates performed for her Majesty Queen Sylvia of Sweden at her International Gala in September 2015; at Bohemian Caverns,Arena Stage opening for Omari Hardwick,on Channel 7, WJLA-Inspire on aired on February 15, 2017; Channel 5, Foxs News, Beyond the Lens, aired on December 26, 2016; Channel 9, Good Day Washington on February 17, 2016, and GVHLive. Since, Ben was on NBC, Channel 4 on March 1, 2017, for Black History Month: Faith, at the Prince Georges African American Museum honoring community leaders for their work.
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