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.

Since reaching the Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016, Ben has made his concerto debut at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, KKL Lucerne, Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall, appearing as soloist with the BBC Symphony, Lucerne Symphony and Aurora Orchestras, among others. 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 his BBC Proms debut with the BBC Concert Orchesta, gives recitals throughout the UK and further afield, and performs concertos by Pauer, Penderecki, Bowen, Telemann, Weber and Mozart. Chamber music highlights include Wigmore Hall with Julian Prégardien and Christoph Schnackertz, the Pierre Boulez Saal alongside Daniel Barenboim and Michael Barenboim and the Verbier Festival with Sergei Babayan. Ben collaborates regularly with musicians including Richard Uttley, Callum Smart, Denis Kozhukhin and Giuseppe Guarrera. Sought-after as an orchestral player, he has performed as guest with the Staatskapelle Berlin, Philharmonia, English Chamber and West-Eastern Divan Orchestras.

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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

Sought after as a chamber and orchestral musician, Ben has performed as guest with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, with whom he tours South America and Europe.

Ben is the only student of Radek Baborák at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, following studies with Susan Dent at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and as a Jungstudent with Marie-Luise Neunecker at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler Berlin’. 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 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

Review-Penderecki Horn Concerto

“Goldscheider is an absolute magician of the instrument, producing a range of techniques for which the word challenging is an understatement”

Read the full review from the Cambridge Independent HERE

Review-Britten Sinfonia

“Salonen’s 2000 Concert étude for solo French horn, a homage to his teacher, Holger Fransman, offered an equally refreshing opening to the second half, not least given the outstanding, indeed mesmeric quality of Ben Goldscheider’s performance. It acted here almost like a wordless second introit, Messiaen heard from another, related world. The twin requirements of a single line and, at times, multiple voices (various extended techniques, including singing a line in addition to that played) were handled beautifully and, more to the point, meaningfully.”

Read the full review HERE

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

On the 21st February 2018, Ben chatted with Katie Derham on the BBC Radio 3 In Tune Programme. Click the link below to hear his interview plus a performance of music by Beethoven, Strauss and York Bowen.

LISTEN HERE

26 days left to listen at the date of publication 24/02/18

Interview-Presto Classical

“When it comes to horn repertoire, one would be shooting themselves in the foot if they started to get picky!”

Read the full interview concerning Ben’s Debut album, horn repertoire and future plans HERE

Review-Planet Hugill

“This is a very striking debut, Goldscheider plays with remarkable technical facility but more importantly a maturity which brings a nice depth to the Romantic repertoire. It is also a well put-together and rather fascinating progamme.”

Read the full review HERE

Verbier Festival 2018

This summer, Ben will make his first appearance at the Verbier Festival with Sergei Babayan and others to perform the Dohnanyi Sextet.

More information available here : INFO

Recording of the month: Voix-des-Arts

In January 2018, voix-des-Arts named Ben Goldscheider’s “Debut” as their recording of the month.

“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.”

Read the full review here: REVIEW

REVIEW-Art Music Lounge USA on Ben Goldscheider’s “Debut”

The first review to come in for Ben Goldscheider’s debut solo album, the author, Lynne Réne Bayley, writes: “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. He says his goal is to make impresarios as well as audiences recognize the potential of the horn as a great solo concert instrument. I’d say he’s off to a great start.”

Read the full review here: Discovering Ben Goldscheider’s Golden Horn

 

“Debut” available worldwide from 2nd February 2018.

From the 2nd February 2018, Ben Goldscheider’s aptly name first solo album “Debut”, will be available to listen to worldwide. The album will feature on Apple Music, Spotify, Naxos and most other major online streaming and download sites.

SCHEDULE

26/06/2018

Rölandseck Festival, Germany

R.Schubert, Octet in F Major
Michelangelo Quartet, Shirley Brill , Mor Biron , Rüdiger Ludwig 

07/07/2018

St Paul’s, Grove Park Road, W4 3SB

C.m.v Weber, Concertino for Horn and Orchestra in E minor op. 45

Hounslow Symphony Orchestra

10/07/2018 12pm

Wade Street Church, Lichfield

Widmann, Krufft, Schubert, York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano)

15/07/2018

BBC Proms,Royal Albert Hall, London

Bruce, David, Sidechaining (world premiere)
Andrew Gourlay (Conductor) Jennifer Pike, Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel and the BBC Concert Orchestra

22/07/2018

Verbier Festival

Dohnanyi, Sextet
Sergei Babayan, Kristof Barati, Diemut Poppen

09/08/2018

Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

10/08/2018

Tivoli Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

10/08/2018

Tivoli Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

14/08/2018

BBC Proms,Royal Albert Hall, London

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

16/08/2018

Salzburg Festspiele, Austria

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

17/08/2018

Salzburg Festspiele, Austria

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

19/08/2018

Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

21/08/2018

KKL Luzern, Switzerland

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

22/08/2018

KKL Luzern, Switzerland

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim

28/08/2018-03/04/2018

Alderney Chamber Music Festival

Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms
Samuel Staples, Louisa Staples (both violin) and Giuseppe Guarrera (piano)

03/09/2018-08/09/2018

Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival

Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann

Clara-Jumi Kang (violin), Bertrand Chamayou (piano) and Giuseppe Guarrera (piano)

15/09/2018

Czech Republic, Location TBC

Haydn, Vivaldi and Telemann Double Horn Concertos
Radek Baborak,Czech Sinfonietta

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)

21/10/2018 7:30pm

Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Wales

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

18/11/2018 4pm

Reading Concert Hall, Reading, UK

Repertoire TBA 

Henley Symphony Orchestra

24/11/2018

St Mary’s Church, Hitchin

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

25/11/2018

Burford Church

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No.4
Burford Singers

03/02/2019

Conway Hall, London

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

Callum Smart, Violin

04/02/2019

Luton Library Theatre

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

Callum Smart, Violin

23/03/2019 7:30pm

Oaklands School Hall, Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK

Weber-Horn Concerto in E Minor
Havant Symphony 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