Ben Goldscheider 



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.

“Winner of the Brass Category Final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, Ben went on reach the concerto finals at London’s Barbican Hall, where he performed Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. In the same year, Ben took up a sought after place at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, where he studies with Radek Baborák.

Recent highlights as soloist include Strauss with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester (KKL Luzern), Mozart with the English Festival Orchestra (Royal Albert Hall) and European Union Chamber Orchestra, and Britten with Ian Bostridge and Aurora Orchestra. During the 2017/18 season Ben performs concertos by Pauer, Penderecki, Bowen, Telemann, Weber and Mozart, and makes his debut as soloist at the Berliner Philharmonie with the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin. He gives recitals throughout the UK, and releases his debut CD with Willowhayne Records, including works by Schumann, York Bowen and Esa-Pekka Salonen, in early 2018.”


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.

“This season he joins Julian Prégardien and Christoph Schnackertz as part of the main series at Wigmore Hall, and Daniel Barenboim and Michael Barenboim to perform Alexander Goehr’s Horn Trio in the Pierre Boulez Saal, in addition to concerts with the Boulez Ensemble. Ben collaborates regularly with musicians including Richard Uttley, Callum Smart, Denis Kozhlukin and Giuseppe Guarrera.

In 2016, Ben won the Philip Jones Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition for most outstanding brass player and the Cox Memorial Prize and audience prize at the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition. Ben was invited to participate in the International Music Academy for Soloists (Bückeberg Palace, Germany) and the International Summer Academy for Wind Soloists (Payerbach, Austria). He has performed live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, and was recently interviewed for a special feature in the Mail on Sunday.

Born into a musical family, Ben began playing the horn aged nine, and commenced studies with Susan Dent at the Royal College of Music Junior Department two years later. In 2012, he 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 also collaborated with Dame Shirley Bassey on her 2015 Christmas Single.

Ben is grateful for support from Awards for Young Musicians, Dorothy Croft Trust for Young Musicians and EMI Music Sound Foundation. He is a June Emerson Wind Music Young Artist, and receives diary management from the Young Classical Artists Trust.”


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


Berlin Philarmonie

On Saturday 18th November, Ben made his concerto debut with das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, performing Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto.

New item

Due to overwhelming demand, there will be a repeat concert of Daniel Barenboim, Michael Barenboim and Ben Goldscheider on the 22nd April 2018. They will perform Alexander Goehr’s Largo Siciliano for horn, violin and piano.


18/11/17 20:00

Philarmonie Berlin

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin

02/12/2017 19:30

St Mary’s Church, Chart Lane, Reigate

Benjamin Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
English Arts Chorale

09/12/2017 19:30

Westmorland Hall, Kendal Leisure Centre

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 3 K447
Lakeland Sinfonia

10/01/2018 13:05

The Venue, Leeds College of Music

Beethoven, Schumann, Hindemith & Bozza,
Richard Uttley-Piano

10/02/2018 13:00

St Mary’s Church, Beaconsfield

L.v Beethoven, Horn Sonata

J. Brahms, Horn Trio
Michael Dussek (piano) and Fenelle Humphreys (violin)

11/02/2018 19:30

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
City of London Sinfonia

21/02/2018 19:30

St John Smith Square

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
European Union Chamber Orchestra

10/03/2018 19:30

St Mary’s Church, Eaton Socon

W.A Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 K495
St. Neots Sinfonia

17/03/2018 19:30

St Mary’s Church, Hitchin

G.F Telemann, Horn Concerto in D Major

Benjamin Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Hitchin Chamber Orchestra 

18/03/2018 15:00

Minstrels Music Centre, Bude

Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Gliere, Hindemith, Rota, Ravel & Bozza,
Richard Uttley (piano)

24/03/2018 19:30

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

K. Penderecki, Horn Concerto
City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra

25/03/2018 18:30

St John Smith Square, London

K.Penderecki, Horn Concerto
Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra


Milton Court Concert Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen, Concert Etude for Solo Horn
Britten Sinfonia

21/04/2018 19:00

Pierre Boulez Hall, Berlin

Alexander Goehr, Largo Siciliano op.91
Daniel Barenboim (piano) and Michael Barenboim (violin)

22/04/2018 19:00

Pierre Boulez Hall, Berlin

Alexander Goehr, Largo Siciliano op.91
Daniel Barenboim (piano) and Michael Barenboim (violin)

05/05/2018 19:15

Methodist Central Hall, Scarborough

J. Pauer, Concerto
Scarborough Symphony Orchestra

19/05/2018 19:00

St Mary’s Church, Ashwell

Repertoire TBC
Richard Uttley (piano)

02/06/2018 15:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

R.Wagner, Siegfried
Sir Mark Elder and the Halle Orchestra 


Location TBA

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

G.Vinter, Hunter’s Moon
Henley Symphony Orchestra


Location TBA

Repertoire TBA


Verbier Festival

Dohnanyi, Sextet
Sergei Babayan, Kristof Barati, Diemut Poppen

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.



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


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