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, where he  performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican.

Highlights since then include his debut at the BBC Proms in 2018 (commissioning a new work by David Bruce for four soloists and orchestra), appearances as soloist with the Lucerne Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, the Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie. Ben has worked as a soloist with conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, James Gaffigan, Nicholas Collon, Mark Wigglesworth, Kristiina Poska,  Radek Baborak , Andrew Gourlay and Jessica Cottis.

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. Other notable releases include the world premiere recording of Erika Fox’s “Quasi Una Cadenza” for NMC records and the solo horn call from Wagner’s Siegfried with the Halle Orchestra. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2019.

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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

 

A committed chamber musician, Ben has performed at the Verbier Festival, Festival Barenboim in Buenos Aires, the Salzburg Festival, Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, the Intonations Festival in Berlin and at the Wigmore Hall, London. Recent chamber music partners have included Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich, Sergei Babayan, Elena Bashkirova, Sunwook Kim, Clara Jumi-Kang and Michael Volle.

This season Ben makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the Mozarteum Orchestra in the Mozartwoche Festival (Salzburg).  He returns to give a solo recital at the Pierre Boulez Saal as well as an all Ligeti concert under Francois Xavier-Roth and takes part in the Vinterfest in Sweden.  He continues to give recitals throughout the UK.

In February 2018, Ben formed a horn trio with pianist Richard Uttley and violinist Callum Smart. As keen advocates of new music and of developing the genres repertoire, their launch concert at the Conway Hall saw the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon’s THORN which was written for them.

In demand as guest principal Ben has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin, West-Eastern Divan, English Chamber and Philharmonia Orchestras. 

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.   

Ben is a patron for the charity Music4People and has given masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  

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

Review-Planet Hugill

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...

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.

REVIEW-Henley Symphony Orchestra

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...

SCHEDULE

10/02/2020-16/02/2020

Mora, Orsa and Alvdalen, Sweden

 

Vinterfest International Chamber Music Festival

 

27/02/2020

London School of Economics, London, UK

 

W.A Mozart Trio in G K564

J.Brahms Horn Trio in Eb Major

Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin)

 

28/02/2020

Auden Theatre, Norfolk, UK

 

W.A Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4 K. 495

London Mozart Players

 

01/03/2020 11:00am

Harrogate International Music Festival

 

Mozart, Haydn, Watkins and Brahms

Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin)

05/03/2020 18:00pm

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK

 

Schumann, Beethoven, Widmann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano)

07/03/2020 19:30pm

Hoddesdon Music Club, UK

 

Schumann, Beethoven, Widmann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano)

09/03/2020 19:30pm

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

 

Schubert Octet 

Niklas Liepe and Friends

11/03/2020

St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester

 

Widmann, Beethoven, Schumann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano)

14/03/2020 19:45pm

Hertford Theatre, UK

 

R. Gliere Horn Concerto op. 91 in Bb Major

Tom Hammond (conductor) with the Hertford Symphony Orchestra

19/03/2020 

Bedford Music Club, Bedford, UK

 

J. Haydn , W.A Mozart, Brahms and Watkins

Richard Uttley (piano) and Callum Smart (violin).

21/03/2020

Music in Lyddington, UK

 

Widmann, Beethoven, Schumann and York Bowen

Richard Uttley (piano) 

01/04/2020

Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin

 

Ligeti Horn Trio

Michael Barenboim (violin) and Michael Wendeberg (piano) 

12/04/2020

Chamber Music Hall, Berlin Philarmonie

 

Schubert Octet

Niklas Liepe and friends

13/04/2020

Die Glocke, Bremen, Germany 

 

Schubert Octet

Niklas Liepe and friends

25/04/2020

Philharmonie Mercatorhalle, Duisburg, Germany

 

Horn Ensemble

Radek Baborak and the Baborak Ensemble

27/04/2020

Jewish Museum, Berlin

Intonations Festival 2020

 

Hindemith Horn Sonata in Eb

TBA

28/04/2020

Jewish Museum, Berlin

Intonations Festival 2020

 

Dohnanyi Sextet

TBA

01/05/2020

Cairns Church, Milngavie, Scotland

Horn and Piano Recital
Richard Uttley (piano)

02/05/2020

Holy Trinity Church, Weston, UK

Horn and piano recital
Richard Uttley (piano)

03/05/2020

Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, UK

Horn and piano recital
Richard Uttley (piano)

The Debut recording

“Debut”-Released worldwide 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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Reviews

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

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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Sue Hudson
YCAT

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