About me

DAVID BENAVENTE

About me

Madrid June 9th, 1973

1994 a 1995
I worked as a Bonsai potter.

1995 a 2006
I worked for the Luis Vallejo Bonsai Studio as Alconbenda’s Bonsai Museum keeper.

1996 a 2006
I worked as the keeper for the bonsai collection donated by Mr. Felipe González (former Spanish President) to the Royal Botanic Garden in Madrid.

1995 a 2006
I have been teacher for the Luis Vallejos Bonsai School.

1997 a 2012
I have contributed to the Bonsai Actual magazine, publication that I managed from January 1004 till December 2011.
Author of six guides of Todo Bonsai series published by Croma Press, S.A. editorial.

Contributions in magazines have reached beyond our borders, I have published articles in Bonsai Today (USA), Bonsai Art (Germany), Esprit Bonsai (France), My Garden (Japan), Bonsai Focus (Europe) and Kinbon (Japan).

2003
I received private master classes from Masabiko Kimura Master about special technics on modelling conifers.

2006
Since 2006 I am teaching in my own bonsai school “David Benavente, bonsai studio”.

2009 y 2010
I received private master classes from Imai Chiaru Master.

2012
I have worked for three months in Manse-en Bonsai Garden in Omiya for the Kato family.

Most relevant demonstrations:

2005
Ginkgo Bonsai Award, Belgium.

2009
ASPAC, Taiwán.

2011
I National Exhibition at Niemeyer Centre. Avilés, Spain.

2011
Nishikiten, Barcelona, Spain.

 

 

Important Awards:

 

2008

Municipal Museum of Alcobendas. 3rd Prize. Pinus sylvestris.

2009
Bonsai Clubs Internacional. BCI  Award of Recognition. Pinus sylvestris.

2009
XXV Bonsai European Congress and Suiseki EBA/ESA, 3rd Prize. Pinus sylvestris.

2011
XII Noelanders Trophy. 2nd Prize Acer palmatum.

2011
I National Exhibition at Niemeyer Center. 1st Prize Dai bonsái. Pinus sylvestris.

2011
I National Exhibition at Niemeyer Center. Award for the best presentation and composition. Pinus sylvestris.

2011
Nishikiten. Award of merit. Pinus sylvestris.

2012
XIII Noelanders Trophy. 2nd Prize. Pinus Silvestris.

2013
XIV Noelanders Trophy. Nomination. Pinus silvestris.

2013
European Bonsai Association, EBA. Award of merit. Pinus silvestris.

2013
Düsseldorf Bonsai Museum Award. Pinus silvestris.