Benjamin Meknulov began his cello studies at the age of 6 with Professor Feng Hew and is currently studying with Eastman Professor David Ying. Benjamin has participated in Erie County and NYSSMA music festivals since 2012. Benjamin was accepted on a full fellowship to the acclaimed Aspen Music Festival where he performed concerts and studied with esteemed cello professors Brinton Smith, Eric Kim and Astrid Schween. In 2023, he attended Sarasota Music Festival and served as a principal cellist of the AIMS Graz festival in Austria.

Benjamin currently studies cello performance at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, with the renowned professor, Dr. Melissa Kraut. In April 2022, Benjamim won the Gold Medal in Cleveland Cello Society Scholarship Audition. In 2023, Mr. Mekinulov wonthe principal cello position with Charleston Symphony Orchestra where he plays with leading international conductors and soloists.