Ben Hoyt is a classically trained, acoustic/electric violinist hailing from the Washington DC area. Ben is currently pursuing degrees in Violin Performance and Recording Arts at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Ben is a member of the internationally acclaimed band Rêve. Ben has performed with numerous local and national musical acts, including ELO, Trampled by Turtles, and Dreamboat Armada. Ben has performed at a wide range of venues, including Carnegie Hall, Strathmore Hall, the National Archives, the Bethesda Blues and Jazz club, the Washington DC 9:30 Club, and the Baltimore 8x10. As a session musician, Ben has been featured on a number of EPs and LPs covering a wide range of genres, from Classic Rock to Hip-Hop to Jazz. In addition to the violin, Ben sings, plays piano, drums, and guitar. Ben has judged competitions at the Peabody Preparatory, and has coached Baltimore City children through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program. As an avid street performer, Ben has also spent years developing improvisation and performance skills.