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. He releases his debut CD with Willowhayne Records, including works by Schumann, York Bowen and Esa-Pekka Salonen, in early 2018.

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’. This season he gives recitals at festivals and venues throughout the UK and further afield, and performs concertos by Pauer, Penderecki, Bowen, Telemann, Strauss, Weber and Mozart. A committed chamber musician, he joins Julian Prégardien and Christoph Schnackertz as part of the main series at Wigmore Hall, Daniel Barenboim and Michael Barenboim to perform Alexander Goehr’s Horn Trio in the Pierre Boulez Saal, and Sergei Babayan at the Verbier Festival. Ben collaborates regularly with musicians including Richard Uttley, Callum Smart, Denis Kozhukhin and Giuseppe Guarrera. Sought-after as an orchestral player, Ben 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 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, 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 performed live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, and was recently interviewed for a special feature in the Mail on Sunday. He 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

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.

Berlin Philarmonie

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

Extra Concert

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.

SCHEDULE

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

28/03/2018

Milton Court Concert Hall, London

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

14/04/2018

Kleiner Saal, Philharmonie, Berlin

Joseph Haydn, Concerto in D Major
Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin

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

Widmann, Krufft, Rachmaninov, Hindemith and York Bowen
Richard Uttley (piano)

02/06/2018 15:00

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

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

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)

22/07/2018

Verbier Festival

Dohnanyi, Sextet
Sergei Babayan, Kristof Barati, Diemut Poppen

28/08/2018-03/04/2018

Alderney Chamber Music Festival

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

08/09/2018

Toddington Music Soceity, Toddington Village Hall

Horn and Piano Recital 

Richard Uttley, Piano

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

CONTACT

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Photographer: Frank Jerke