Currently residing in Tucson, Arizona, violinist Benjamin Nisbet maintains a diverse performance schedule. He is currently a member of the 1st violin section of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Nisbet also serves as the concertmaster of the Bella Carita Chamber Orchestra and as Principal Second Violin of the Tucson Chamber Artists and Tucson Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician he currently performs as a founding member of the Kingfisher String Quartet. Previously, Mr. Nisbet was 2nd violin of the Sonora String Quartet, a group hailed as "Best New Classical Artist" by Tucson Weekly in 2006. Upcoming performances include chamber music on the acclaimed St. Andrew’s Bach Society series, and a world premiere in collaboration with the University of Arizona School of Dance in May 2009. Mr. Nisbet now serves as Co-Musical Director for Artifact Dance Project, a Tucson based company that focuses on new choreography and new music. He is also very active in music education in Tucson, teaching privately, in schools, and with local youth orchestras. Mr. Nisbet studied violin at the Oberlin Conservatory with Marilym McDonald. As of 2009, Mr. Nisbet plays on a violin crafted in 2007 by Zoran Stilin.