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. 

Highlights since then include his debut at the BBC Proms in 2018, 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 Julian Prégardien at Wigmore Hall, Sergei Babayan at the Verbier Festival, Daniel Barenboim and  Martha Argerich at Salzburg Festival (Haus Für Mozart) and in Buenos Aires, 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 and takes part in the Vinterfest in Sweden, and the Jerusalem Festival in Israel.  He continues to give recitals 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

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 and takes part in the Vinterfest in Sweden, and the Jerusalem Festival in Israel.  He continues to give recitals throughout the UK. 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 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 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

Verbier Festival 2018

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

Interview-Rhinegold Publishing

Interview-Rhinegold Publishing

Read Ben's interview with the "Music Teacher" magazine on moving to Berlin to study, his teachers and his early musical upbringing. Perfect Match

Recording of the month: Voix-des-Arts

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...

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

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...

“Debut” available worldwide from 2nd February 2018.

“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.

Interview with the Cross Eyed Pianist

Interview with the Cross Eyed Pianist

Click the link below to view Ben's "Meet the Artist" interview with the renowned online blog, crosseyedpianist.com: https://crosseyedpianist.com/2017/05/11/meet-the-artist-ben-goldscheider-horn-player/

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...

SCHEDULE

18/08/2019 

KKL Lucerne, Switzerland

 

L.v Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Violin Concerto & Egmont Overture

Daniel Barenboim and the West Eastern Divan Orchestra

 

31/08/2019 20:00

Schlosshof Murten, Zurich, Switzerland

 

J. Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

F. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”

Beatrice Berrut, Piano

Kaspar Zehnder, Conductor 

 

01/08/2019 20:00

Schlosshof Murten, Zurich, Switzerland

 

J. Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

F. Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”

Beatrice Berrut, Piano

Kaspar Zehnder, Conductor 

 

06/09/2019 20:30

Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

 

R. Schumann Andante and Variations Op. 46

E. Dohnanyi Sextet Op.37

Kirill Gerstein, Plamena Mangova, Sunwook Kim, Astrig Siranossian, Jörg Widmann, Gérard Caussé, Tim Park

 

07/09/2019 20:30

Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

 

G.Ligeti Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano

Clara-Jumi Kang, violin

Sunwook Kim, Pianist

 

27/09/2019 13:00

Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

 

J. Brahms, Horn Trio Op. 40

G. Ligeti Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano

David Adams, violin

Robin Green, piano

 

 

28/09/2019 7:30pm

Toddington Village Hall, Toddington, UK

 

Horn and Piano Recital
Toddington Music Society

 

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

 

05/12/2019 19:30pm

 St John’s Smith Square, London UK

 

Programme TBA
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

 

The Debut recording

“Debut”-Worldwide Release 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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