Ben Goldscheider


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This season Ben makes his debut with the Mozarteum Orchestra in the Mozartwoche Festival (Salzburg) and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He returns to give a solo recital at the Pierre Boulez-Saal.

In 2020 Ben makes his debut at the Mozartwoche Festival in Salzburg.

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.

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.

Press reviews

“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

“Goldscheider...produced a lordly swooning tone in a sinuous work of immense difficulty.”

Arts Desk, BBC Young Musician Competition, May 2016
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