Benjamin Reiter

Benjamin graduated from the University of Music in Frankfurt and is completing his studies at the University of Florida School of Music.


Mainly working as a classical pianist, he loves to live out his passion for guitar and singing in Awaiting Dawn. The band is his primary place for being creative, and he is widely responsible for our musical ideas and songs. A person with both deeply melancholic and temperamental tendencies, he loves to put this contrast into music. When he is not out in nature to explore beautiful places or sitting in one of his favorite pubs, composing and writing lyrics accompanied by a good bottle of wine is his favorite outlet to overcome depressed emotional states.


Favorite music: Pain of Salvation, Anathema, Riverside, Pink Floyd, Leprous, Chopin, Brahms, Rachmaninoff...