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, Koln 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 soloist with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Aurora Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, English Chamber, Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Lucerne Symphony, Manchester Camerata, Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.
Upcoming highlights in the 2022/23 season include concerto debuts with the Tapiola Sinfonietta (Söderblom), Musikkollegium Winterthur (Heyward) and Ulster Orchestra (Suganandarajah) as well as premiering a new Horn Concerto by Timothy Jackson with the London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall. A keen advocate for new music, Ben will also return to the Aberdeen Sounds Festival to premiere a new work by British composer Alex Groves for horn and electronics and in the USA, Ben will return to Camerata Pacifica to perform the World Premiere of new Horn Trio by Libby Larsen.
Highlights over the last year have included the release of Legacy: A Tribute to Dennis Brain on Three Worlds Records with newly commissioned works by Huw Watkins and Roxanna Panufnik and a solo concerto recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra featuring the works of Arnold, Schoenberg and Gipps conducted by Lee Reynolds.
Ben is a member of the Pierre 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.