Ben Goldscheider

Ben
Goldscheider

BIO

Described as a musical Bear Grylls (Huffington Post, May 2016), Ben has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting horn players of his generation.

At the age of eighteen, Ben Goldscheider reached the Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, where he performed at London’s Barbican Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has performed at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre and London’s Royal Albert Hall, where he made his BBC Proms Debut in 2018. He has also appeared as soloist with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia. In 2018, Ben released his debut album with Willowhayne Records to critical acclaim, and was selected as BBC Music Magazine’s “Rising Star” and Gramophone Magazine’s “One to Watch”.

This season, Ben makes concerto debuts with the English Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg.  He also returns to the Berlin Philharmonie to perform the Gliere Horn Concerto with das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin conducted by Radek Baborák. A committed chamber musician, Ben has performed at Wigmore Hall with tenor Julian Prégardien and pianist Christoph Schnackertz, the Pierre Boulez Saal alongside Daniel Barenboim and Michael Barenboim and the Verbier Festival with Sergei Babayan. Other highlights include the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, chamber music with Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich at the Pierre Boulez Saal and Trio concerts with Callum Smart (violin) and Richard Uttley(piano) across the UK, featuring the premiere of a new work by Geoffrey Gordon in London. Sought-after as an orchestral player, he has performed as guest principal horn with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Philharmonia, English Chamber, West-Eastern Divan Orchestras and in 2018, played the solo horn call from Wagner’s Siegfried in a semi-staged production with The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder.  

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Goldscheider becoming a musical Bear Grylls, you find yourself with him every step of the way

James Murphy

Huffington Post

This season, Ben makes concerto debuts with the English Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the Prague Philharmonia.  In February he returns to the Berlin Philarmonie to perform the Gliere Horn Concerto with das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin conducted by Radek Baborák.

Ben is a student of Radek Baborák at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, following studies with Susan Dent at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. He has been invited to participate in the International Music Academy for Soloists (Bückeburg Palace, Germany) and the International Summer Academy for Wind Soloists (Payerbach, Austria). 

Prizes include the 2016 Philip Jones Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition, 2nd Prize at the International Leos Janacek Competition in Brno and the Cox Memorial Prize and Audience Prize at the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition. In 2012, Ben was the youngest participant in the London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy, and as principal horn of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, he was awarded the John Fletcher Brass Prize for his contribution to the orchestra. 

Ben has performed live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, and was recently interviewed for a special feature in the Mail on Sunday. He also featured in a BBC documentary following the exceptional careers of the 2016 BBC Young Musician finalists. Ben is grateful for guidance and advice from Young Classical Artists Trust, and for awards from the Dorothy Croft Trust for Young Musicians, Awards for Young Musicians, June Emerson Wind Music and the EMI Music Sound Foundation.

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He makes the horn proud, he makes it sincere, noble…he makes it all the colours you would want and more from any instrument

Mark Wigglesworth

Conductor-BBC Young Musician Final

NEWS

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

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

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”

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...

BBC Music Magazine, RISING STAR

Ben chosen as BBC Music Magazine "RISING STAR" 1.Where were you born? London, United Kingdom. 2.What has been the highlight of your career so far? To choose one is simply too difficult and also a shame so therefore I will have to be difficult and choose two. Being...

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

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...

SCHEDULE

19/10/2018 7:30pm

Bradford Cathedral

Beethoven and Brahms
Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin)

20/10/2018 7:30pm

Royal Hall, Harrogate, UK

Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4
Brain Kay (Conductor)

Manchester Camerata

21/10/2018 7:30pm

Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Wales

Beethoven and Brahms
Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin)

05/11/2018

Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, USA

Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5

Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

07/11/2018

The Kennedy Center, Washington, USA

Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5

Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

08/11/2018

Carnegie Hall, New York, USA

Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5

Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

10/11/2018

Zellerbach Hall, Berkely, USA

Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5

Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

11/11/2018

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, USA

Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5

Daniel Barenboim, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

18/11/2018 4pm

Reading Concert Hall, Reading, UK

R. Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2

G.Vinter Hunter’s Moon for Horn and Orchestra

Henley Symphony Orchestra

24/11/2018 7:30pm

St Mary’s Church, Hitchin, UK

R.Strauss, Horn Concerto No.2
Hitchin Symphony Orchestra

25/11/2018 7:30pm

St. John the Baptist Church, Burford, UK

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No.4
Cotswold Chamber Orchestra

22/12/2018 7:30pm

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK

R.Strauss, Horn Concerto No.1
Jonathan Heyward (conductor), Halle Youth Orchestra

09/01/2019 4pm

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

F.Danzi, Woodwind Quintet in g minor
Students of the Barenboim-Said Academy

15/01/2019 4pm

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

L.v Beethoven, Quintet for piano and winds
Students of the Barenboim-Said Academy

20/01/2019 4pm

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

M. Pintscher, New work for Piano and Ensemble-World Premiere

Matthias Pintscher (conductor), Daniel Barenboim (piano) and the Boulez Ensemble

 

31/01/2019 4pm

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

S.Barber, Summer Music for wind quintet
Students of the Barenboim-Said Academy

03/02/2019 6:30pm

Conway Hall, London, UK

Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Gordon “Premiere”
Richard Uttley, Piano

Callum Smart, Violin

04/02/2019 7:45pm

Luton Library Theatre, Luton, UK

Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Gordon “premiere”
Richard Uttley, Piano

Callum Smart, Violin

24/02/2019 4pm

Philarmonie, Berlin, Germany

R. Gliere Horn Concerto
Radek Baborak, conductor

Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin

 

28/02/2019 7:30pm

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

Schumann, Robert Andante and Variations for two pianos, two cellos and horn
Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich (pianos)

 

 

02/03/2019 6pm

Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

Night of the Horns!

 

06/03/2019 7:30pm

Boulez Saal, Berlin, Germany

Roustom, Kareem Violin Concerto (world premiere)

Lahav Shani (conductor), Michael Barenboim (violin) and the Boulez Ensemble

 

10/03/2019 7:30pm

Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

FRANZ ANTON RÖSSLER-ROSETTI Concerto for 2 Horns and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major

CARL HEINRICH HÜBLER Concert Piece for 4 Horns and Orchestra
Radek Baborak, horn/conductor, Kateřina Javůrková, Mikuláš Koska

Prague Philarmonia

 

11/03/2019

Pardubice, Dum hudby, 19:00

FRANZ ANTON RÖSSLER-ROSETTI Concerto for 2 Horns and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major

CARL HEINRICH HÜBLER Concert Piece for 4 Horns and Orchestra
Radek Baborak, horn/conductor, Kateřina Javůrková, Mikuláš Koska

Prague Philarmonia

 

16/03/2019 7:30pm

Cadogan Hall, London, UK

Benjamin Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

Jessica Cottis (conductor), Ben Johnson (tenor)

English Chamber Orchestra

 

23/03/2019 7:30pm

Oaklands School Hall, Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK

Weber-Horn Concerto in E Minor
Havant Symphony Orchestra

 

06/04/2019

Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany

Schubert, Franz Auf Dem Strom D943

Elena Bashkirova (piano) and Roman Trekel (baritone)

 

07/04/2019

Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany

Brahms, Johannes Horn Trio in Eb Major Op. 40

Nathalia Milstein (piano) and Clara Jumi Kang (violin)

 

10/04/2019

Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany

Beethoven, Ludwig van Septet in Eb Major, op. 20

 

27/04/18 7:30pm

St. Luke’s Church, Clapham, London

Mozart, Horn Horn Concerto No. 2

 

02/05/2019 7:30pm

Cadogan Hall, London

Benjamin Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
London Choral Society

 

19/07/2019 7:30pm

St Andrews, South Church, Bishop Auckland, Durham, UK

 

Horn and Piano Recital
Bishop Auckland Music Society

 

25/07/2019 7:00pm

Paxton House, Scotland

 

R.Schumann, Drei Romanzen für Oboe, arr. Ben Goldscheider

J.Brahms, Horn Trio op.40

Tom Poster (piano), Savitri Grier (violin)

 

28/09/2019 7:30pm

Toddington Village Hall, Toddington, UK

 

Horn and Piano Recital
Toddington Music Society

 

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

 

23/01/2020, 3:00pm

 Mozarteum Großer Saal, Salzburg, Austria

 

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

 

The Debut recording

“Debut”-Worldwide Release on the 2nd February 2018

In February 2018, BBC Young Musician Grand Finalist Ben Goldscheider will release his first recording on Willowhayne Records. Aptly entitled Debut, the album will take 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. It will be 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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Photographer: Frank Jerke