Benyamin Nuss Plays Uematsu

Benyamin Nuss

Benyamin Nuss was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, in 1989. He started learning the piano at the age of six, inspired and encouraged by his father Ludwig Nuss, a world-famous trombone player. Always surrounded by music, he focused on jazz and classical music. Impressed by “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum” from Children’s Corner, he started studying Claude Debussy’s works at the age of ten, as well as Maurice Ravel’s music.

In addition to his love for classical and jazz music, Benyamin was also passionate about video games and video game music. In 2009, he was a soloist at the Symphonic Fantasies concert, and his first CD, published by Deutsche Grammophon in 2010, was a tribute to Nobuo Uematsu, the composer behind the most famous role playing game series in the world: FINAL FANTASY. Later, he appeared as a soloist at the Symphonic Fantasies and Distant Worlds concerts in Tokyo, Chicago, Cologne and Stockholm. In 2012, he recorded his second album with Deutsche Grammophon, Exotica, another success that was followed by more concerts in Tokyo and Singapore.

A Wayô Original Production


29 Nov. 2014, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris

Music composed by
Nobuo Uematsu
Benyamin Nuss (Nobuo’s Theme)

Shiro Hamaguchi
Bill Dobbins
Torsten Rasch
Alexander Rosenblatt
Jonne Valtonen

Performed by
Benyamin Nuss

Album produced by
Thilo Berg

French concert produced by
Romain Dasnoy, Denys Fontanarosa, Jérémie Kermarrec, Jonathan Khersis