BenGoldscheider

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About Ben

Nominated by the Barbican as an ECHO Rising Star for the 2021/22 season, Ben Goldscheider has given recitals at major concert halls across Europe including at the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Pierre Boulez Saal, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Köln Philharmonie and Wigmore Hall, amongst others.

Ben has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sakari Oramo and made his BBC Proms concerto debut in 2022 performing the Ethel Smyth Concerto for Horn and Violin with Elena Urioste and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kazuki Yamada. Ben has also appeared as a soloist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Ulster Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Lucerne Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Manchester Camerata, Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.

In the 2023/24 season, Ben will premiere multiple new commissions for horn including concerti, solo and chamber works. Highlights include debuts and the world premiere performances of Gavin Higgins’ Horn Concerto with BBC National Orchestra of Wales in collaboration with Philharmonie Zuidnederland and the London Chamber Orchestra in addition to Huw Watkins’ Horn Concerto premiering with Britten Sinfonia in collaboration with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at the Köln Philharmonie. In recital, Ben will make his Lucerne Festival debut including a new commission for natural horn and keyboards by Sara Cubarsi, his debut at the Purcell Room (Southbank Centre) featuring horn, electronics and live lighting design with commissions by Zoe Martlew and Mark Simpson, and two appearances at the Wigmore Hall, London. Ben will also commission new works by Nicola Lefanu (Lammermuir Festival), Victoria Kelly & Georgina Palmer (At World’s Edge Festival, New Zealand), Matthew Peterson and Joseph Phibbs (Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival).

Ben is a member of the Boulez Ensemble and principal horn of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He was a prize-winner at the 2019 YCAT International Auditions and a BBC Young Musician Concerto Finalist in 2016.

Born in London, in 2020 Ben completed his studies with honours at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Radek Baborák. In 2023, Ben was appointed Artist-in-Association at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

Ben is based in London

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Season Highlights

Dec 2023
Wigmore Hall, London
Trio recital with Callum Smart, violin; Richard Uttley, piano WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Horn Quintet K. 407 GYORGY LIGETI: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano Interval CLARA SCHUMANN: Three Romances for Violin and Piano Op. 22 JOHANNES BRAHMS: Horn Trio in E-flat major Op. 40
Jan 2024
St. David's Hall, Cardiff, UK
Gavin Higgins Horn Concerto (World Premiere) BBC National Orchestra of Wales Jaime Martin (conductor)
Feb 2024
Cadogan Hall, London
Gavin Higgins Horn Concerto London Chamber Orchestra

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Selected Repertoire

ArnoldHorn Concerto no.2, op.58
BrittenSerenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
CarterHorn Concerto
GippsHorn Concerto
GliereHorn Concerto in Bb Major
HigginsHorn Concerto (World Premiere, BBC National Orchestra of Wales   •   London Premiere, London Chamber Orchestra   •   Dutch & German Premiere, Philharmonie Zuidnederland)
KnussenHorn Concerto
LefanuAmores for Horn and Strings
LigetiHamburg Concerto
LindbergCampana in Aria
MacMillanConcertino for Horn and Strings
MozartHorn Concerto no.1 K412   •   Horn Concerto no.2 K417   •   Horn Concerto no.3 K447   •   Horn Concerto no.4 K495   •   Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in E-flat major, K297b
MusgraveHorn Concerto
PendereckiConcerto “Winterreise”
RihmHorn Concerto
Saint-SaënsMorceau de Concert op.94
SchumannKonzertstück for Four Horns op.86
SmythConcerto for violin, horn and orchestra
StraussHorn Concerto no.1   •   Horn Concerto no.2
TelemannHorn Concerto in D Major, TW V51:D8
TurnageTowards Alba
WilliamsHorn Concerto

Sample Programmes

  • Horn & Piano

    Jörg Widmann - Air for Solo Horn (8:30”) Ludwig van Beethoven - Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 (17”) Franz Schubert- Klavierstucke No.2 (8”) Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op.70 (8:30”) INTERVAL Mark Simpson - Nachtstück for horn and piano (commissioned by the Barbican Centre) (9”) Huw Watkins - Lament for Horn and Piano (6’) Lili Boulanger- 3 morceaux pour piano (6”) Jane Vignery - Sonata for horn and piano, Op.7 (19”) Programme length: 82 minutes

  • Horn & Electronics

    Zoë Martlew - Nibiru for horn & live electronics Alex Groves - Single Form (Dawn) for horn & live electronics Thea Musgrave - Golden Echo III for horn & live electronics Hildegard Westerkamp - Fantasie for horns II Mark Simpson - Darkness Moves II for horn & live electronics Programme length: 51 minutes

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Press

  • Horn & Electronics

    Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
    Jun 2024
    • Ben Goldscheider’s solo horn took centre stage in a rewarding and fascinating concert featuring new and older compositions that combined his instrument with live electronics. In Mark Simpson’s Darkness Moves II ... Goldscheider’s extraordinary virtuosity and the potential of the real-time electronics were fully exploited, and there was a true dialogue between the two.