Ben Goldscheider

Ben
Goldscheider

BIO

In 2020, Ben makes his debut at the Mozartwoche Festival in Salzburg, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and his recital debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin. 

At the age of 18, Ben was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician Competition performing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall, London.

Highlights since then include his debut at the BBC Proms in 2018, as well as appearances as soloist with the Lucerne Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra, English Chamber, City of London Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, the Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie.  In 2018 his debut album was released to critical acclaim, and he was selected as a BBC Music Magazine Rising Star and Gramophone Magazine One to Watch. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2019.

A committed chamber musician, Ben has collaborated with Daniel Barenboim and  Martha Argerich at Salzburg Festival (Haus Für Mozart) and in Buenos Aires, Julian Prégardien at Wigmore Hall, Sergei Babayan at the Verbier Festival, Matthias Pintscher at the Pierre Boulez-Saal and with Elena Bashkirova and Karl-Heinz Steffens at the Intonations Festival in Berlin.  

This season Ben makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra in the Mozartwoche Festival (Salzburg).  He returns to give a solo recital at the Pierre Boulez Saal, performs the Ligeti Horn Trio with Michael Barenboim and Michael Wendeberg and takes part in both the Vinterfest in Sweden and the International Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem. He continues to give recitals extensively throughout the UK.

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Ben Goldscheider’s horn-playing alone is a joy, particularly in the theatrical, improvisatory gestures of Quasi Una Cadenza.

 

BBC Music Magazine, August 2019

“In the hands of 18 year old Ben Goldscheider, [Esa-Pekka Salonen’s] Horn Etude is an exhilarating thrill ride; Goldscheider becoming a musical Bear Grylls, fearlessly leaping through its dangerous terrain. You find yourself with him every step of the way.” 

– James Murphy, Huffington Post, May 2016

 

In demand as guest principal Ben has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin, West-Eastern Divan and Philharmonia Orchestras.  In 2018, he performed the solo horn call from Wagner’s Siegfried in a semi-staged production with The Hallé conducted by Sir Mark Elder. 

Born in 1997 in London, Ben is currently studying at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Radek Baborák (ex-principal Berlin Philharmonic). Prior to this he attended the Royal College of Music Junior Department with Susan Dent.  Awards include the 2016 Philip Jones Memorial Prize at the Royal-Overseas League Competition, 2nd Prize at the Leos Janacek International Competition and the Cox Memorial and Audience Prizes at the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Competition. 

Ben is grateful for awards from the Dorothy Croft Trust for Young Musicians, Awards for Young Musicians, June Emerson Wind Music (for which he is a young artist) and the EMI Music Sound Foundation.

Ben Goldscheider is YCAT’s inaugural Ann Driver Trust Artist.

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The horn soloist, Benjamin Goldscheider, was superb.

The Times / Halle Orchestra – Sir Mark Elder – Siegfried / 2019

NEWS

ARTICLE-on Benjamin Britten’s Serenade

ARTICLE-on Benjamin Britten’s Serenade

Ahead of my debut with the English Chamber Orchestra this March (2019), I wrote an article for the "Cross-Eyed Pianist" on Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. "What, to me, is so remarkable in this piece is how Britten uses the horn as...

Beyond an auspicious Debut…

Beyond an auspicious Debut…

Here is an interview from earlier in the year with Robert Hugill from Plant Hugill: The young French Horn player Ben Goldscheider won the BBC Young Musician Brass Category Final in 2016 and currently studies at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. His...

NEW RECORDING

NEW RECORDING

In November 2018, Ben was part of a project run by Goldfield Productions to record the entire chamber music repertoire of Erika Fox. "Erika Fox was born in Vienna in 1936 and came to England as a war refugee. Her highly distinctive musical style is a...

REVIEW-Henley Symphony Orchestra

REVIEW-Henley Symphony Orchestra

On the 18th November 2018, Ben played Richard Strauss's Second Horn Concerto under Ian Brown and the Henley Symphony Orchestra at the Reading Concert Hall. "the young virtuoso Ben Goldscheider lost no time in reminding us of its warm seductive tone and...

Gramaphone Magazine “One to Watch”

Gramaphone Magazine “One to Watch”

Ben Goldscheider is the only student of the great Czech Horn player Radek Baborak at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. The son of professional string players, Goldscheider started to learn the cello, but turned to French horn when he was diagnosed with...

ARTICLE-on Benjamin Britten’s Serenade

ARTICLE-on Benjamin Britten’s Serenade

Ahead of my debut with the English Chamber Orchestra this March (2019), I wrote an article for the "Cross-Eyed Pianist" on Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. "What, to me, is so remarkable in this piece is how Britten uses the horn as...

Beyond an auspicious Debut…

Beyond an auspicious Debut…

Here is an interview from earlier in the year with Robert Hugill from Plant Hugill: The young French Horn player Ben Goldscheider won the BBC Young Musician Brass Category Final in 2016 and currently studies at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. His...

SCHEDULE

19/10/2019 20:00

Kölner Philharmonie, Köln, Germany

 

L.v Beethoven, Triple Concerto 
A. Bruckner Symphony No. 9

Daniel Barenboim, Anne Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma

West Eastern Divan Orchestra

 

20/10/2019 19:30

Grande salle Pierre Boulez – Philharmonie de Paris

 

L.v Beethoven, Triple Concerto 
A. Bruckner Symphony No. 9

Daniel Barenboim, Anne Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma

West Eastern Divan Orchestra

 

22/10/2019 20:00

Philarmonie Berlin, Germany

 

L.v Beethoven, Triple Concerto 
A. Bruckner Symphony No. 9

Daniel Barenboim, Anne Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma

West Eastern Divan Orchestra

 

23/10/2019 20:00

Philarmonie Berlin, Germany

 

L.v Beethoven, Triple Concerto 
A. Bruckner Symphony No. 9

Daniel Barenboim, Anne Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma

West Eastern Divan Orchestra

 

02/11/2019 19:30

Wimbledon TBC, London, United Kingdom

 

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495 

Andrew Morley (Conductor)

Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra

 

15/11/2019 7:30pm

Lowestoft Marina Theatre, UK

 

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
Chloe van Soetersede (conductor), Royal Philarmonic Orchestra

 

17/11/2019 3:00pm

 High Wycombe Swan, UK

 

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
Chloe van Soetersede (conductor), Royal Philarmonic Orchestra

 

20/11/2019 8:00pm

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

 

Palomar, Guillem Im Ocean der Sterne for Baritone, Horn, Cello and Piano WORLD PREMIERE

Michael Volle (baritone), Daniel Barenboim (piano), Astrig Siranossian (cello)

 

05/12/2019 19:30pm

 St John’s Smith Square, London UK

 

Richard Strauss and W.A Mozart Horn Concertos

Gary Matthewman (conductor), Orion Orchestra

 

22/12/2019 16:00pm

 Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

 

Elliot Carter Flute Concerto
Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute) and the Boulez Ensemble 

 

01/01/2020 19:00pm

 St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, UK

 

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
Tom Hammond (conductor), St Albans Symphony Orchestra

 

23/01/2020, 3:00pm

 Mozarteum Großer Saal, Salzburg, Austria

 

W.A Mozart, Rondo in Eb Major, K371
Mozarteum Orchestra

 

25/01/2020, 17:30pm

 The Castle Hotel, Taunton, UK

 

R. Schumann, Adagio and Allegro op.70

J. Brahms, Horn Trio in Eb Major op.40

Giuseppe Guarrera (piano), Benjamin Baker (violin)

 

29/01/2020, 19:30pm

 Reading Concert Hall, Reading,UK

 

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495

W.A Mozart, Rondo for Horn K371

European Union Chamber Orchestra

 

30/01/2020, 19:30pm

 St David’s Hall, Cardiff, UK

 

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495

W.A Mozart, Rondo for Horn K371

European Union Chamber Orchestra

 

10/02/2020-16/02/2020

Mora, Orsa and Alvdalen, Sweden

 

Vinterfest International Chamber Music Festival

 

27/02/2020

London School of Economics, London, UK

 

W.A Mozart Trio in G K564

J.Brahms Horn Trio in Eb Major

Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin)

 

28/02/2020

Auden Theatre, Norfolk, UK

 

W.A Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 K. 495

London Mozart Players

 

01/03/2020 11:00am

Harrogate International Music Festival

 

Mozart, Haydn, Watkins and Brahms

Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin)

05/03/2020 18:00pm

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK

 

Schumann, Beethoven, Widmann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano)

07/03/2020 19:30pm

Hoddesdon Music Club, UK

 

Schumann, Beethoven, Widmann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano)

09/03/2020 19:30pm

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

 

Schubert Octet 

Niklas Liepe and Friends

11/03/2020

St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester

 

Widmann, Beethoven, Schumann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano)

14/03/2020 19:45pm

Hertford Theatre, UK

 

R. Gliere Horn Concerto op. 91 in Bb Major

Tom Hammond (conductor) with the Hertford Symphony Orchestra

19/03/2020 

Bedford Music Club, Bedford, UK

 

J. Haydn , W.A Mozart, Brahms and Watkins

Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin).

21/03/2020

Music in Lyddington, UK

 

Widmann, Beethoven, Schumann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano) 

01/04/2020

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin

 

Ligeti Horn Trio

Michael Barenboim (violin) and Michael Wendeberg (piano) 

12/04/2020

Chamber Music Hall, Berlin Philarmonie

 

Schubert Octet

Niklas Liepe and friends

13/04/2020

Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany 

 

Schubert Octet

Niklas Liepe and friends

25/04/2020

Philharmonie Mercatorhalle, Duisburg, Germany

 

Schubert Octet

Niklas Liepe and friends

27/04/2020

Jewish Museum, Berlin

Intonations Festival 2020

 

Hindemith Horn Sonata in Eb

TBA

28/04/2020

Jewish Museum, Berlin

Intonations Festival 2020

 

Dohnanyi Sextet

TBA

The Debut recording

“Debut”-Released worldwide on the 2nd February 2018

In February 2018, BBC Young Musician Grand Finalist Ben Goldscheider released his first recording on Willowhayne Records. Aptly entitled Debut, the album takes listeners on a journey through the musical development of the horn through a selection of pieces from the classical, romantic, early and late twentieth century and the 21st century. Available on Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify among other streaming services.

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Quotes

Goldscheider becoming a musical Bear Grylls, fearlessly leaping through its dangerous terrain. You find yourself with him every step of the way.

James Murphy

Huffington Post

“The audience were treated to a remarkable display of horn pyrotechnics and uncompromising technique”

Martin Leadbetter

Rotary International

The Strauss was exquisite…simply beautiful

Richard Sisson

Radio 3

To put it mildly, this is a heck of a debut recital. Young Goldscheider shows off almost everything he can do, and he can do an awful lot.

Lynn René Bayley

Art Music Lounge USA

The emergence of Hertfordshire-born horn virtuoso Ben Goldscheider is therefore all the more exciting. A musician whose credentials belie his youth, Goldscheider proclaims with this impressively-engineered, absorbing Willowhayne Records release that he is poised to honor Brain’s legacy with his own once-in-a-generation artistry.

Joseph Newsome

Voix-des-Arts

“Goldscheider…produced a lordly swooning tone in a sinuous work of immense difficulty.”

BBC Young Musician Final 2016

Arts Desk

“Phrasings emerged supremely well articulated; the notes’ golden flow never stopped”

BBC Young Musician Final 2016

Geoff Brown, The Times

CONTACT

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YCAT

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