Over the last year Ben has made his debut with the Mozarteum Orchestra at the Mozartwoche Festival (Salzburg), the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Mozart Players. He was a prize-winner at the 2019 International YCAT Auditions held at Wigmore Hall. 

Ben Goldscheider This season Ben records as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and with pianist/composer Huw Watkins in a CD marking Dennis Brain’s 100th anniversary, to be released by Three Worlds Records in 2020.

He returns to Wigmore Hall, performs Britten’s Serenade at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Ligeti’s Horn Trio at the Pierre Boulez Saal. A keen advocate for new music, he premieres new works by Huw Watkins and Guillem Palomar and, as a member of the Pierre Boulez Ensemble, collaborates with François-Xavier-Roth, Zubin Mehta, Lahav Shani and Matthias Pintscher.

At the age of 18 Ben was a Concerto Finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition. In 2018 he made his BBC Proms debut, released his first CD to critical acclaim, and was selected as a BBC Music Magazine Rising Star and Gramophone Magazine One to Watch.

Ben has performed widely in Europe appearing as soloist with the Aurora Orchestra, BBC Concert, BBC Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony, Manchester Camerata, the Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie.

He has worked as soloist with 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 Vinterfest (Sweden), the Verbier, Salzburg, Jerusalem, Intonations (Berlin) and Barenboim (Buenos Aires) Festivals, among many others. In 2019 he recorded the world premiere recording of Erika Fox’s “Quasi Una Cadenza” for NMC records.

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

In 2018 Ben formed a horn trio with pianist Richard Uttley and violinist Callum Smart (Ashwell Trio), their launch concert at Conway Hall including the world premiere of Geoffrey Gordon’s THORN especially written for them.

Born in London, in 2020 Ben completed his studies at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Radek Baborák. 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.

He 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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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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