Nominated by the Barbican as an ECHO Rising Star, during the 2021/22 season Ben gives recitals at major concert halls including the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Elbphilharmonie and Koln Philharmonie, including an especially commissioned new work by Mark Simpson. 


Ben Goldscheider This autumn he makes his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo at the Barbican performing Ruth Gipps Concerto and in 2022 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ed Gardner at the Royal Festival Hall performing the Knussen Concerto.

He returns to the Pierre Boulez Saal both as soloist and as a member of the Boulez Ensemble, and to Wigmore Hall where he collaborates with Mahan Esfahani, Nicholas Daniel and Adam Walker.

Highlights over the last year have included the release by Three Worlds Records of Legacy: A Tribute to Dennis Brain with newly commissioned pieces by Huw Watkins and Roxanna Panufnik, and a solo concerto recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Ben gave recitals at Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival and Leeds Lieder and performed Ligeti’s Trio at the Pierre Boulez Saal. He collaborated with Michael Barenboim, Tom Poster, Benjamin Baker, James Baillieu, Allan Clayton and the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. A keen advocate for new music, he recorded works for horn and electronics for the Aberdeen Sounds New Festival broadcast by Radio 3.

At the age of 18 Ben was a Concerto Finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition. Since then he has made his debut at the BBC Proms, and appeared as soloist with the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, the Aurora, Britten Sinfonia, English Chamber, Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Lucerne Symphony, Manchester Camerata, Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.

He has worked with conductors James Gaffigan, Nicholas Collon, Mark Wigglesworth, Kristiina Poska, Radek Baborak, Andrew Gourlay and Jessica Cottis, and recorded the solo horn call from Wagner’s Siegfried with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

A committed chamber musician, Ben has collaborated with Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich, Sergei Babyan, Elena Bashkirova, Sunwook Kim and Michael Volle at the Verbier, Salzburg, Jerusalem, Intonations (Berlin) and Barenboim (Buenos Aires) Festivals, among many others. As guest principal he has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin, West-Eastern Divan, English Chamber and Philharmonia Orchestras.

Born in London, in 2020 Ben completed his studies with honours at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Radek Baborák. He was a prize-winner at the 2019 YCAT International Auditions.

Ben Goldscheider is YCAT’s inaugural Ann Driver Trust Artist.

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Press reviews

The horn soloist, Benjamin Goldscheider, was superb.

The Times / Halle Orchestra - Sir Mark Elder - Siegfried / 2019

Ben Goldscheider’s horn-playing alone is a joy, particularly in the theatrical, improvisatory gestures of Quasi Una Cadenza.

BBC Music Magazine / Erika Fox-NMCD254 / August 2019  

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