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. 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. He was a prize-winner at the 2019 YCAT International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall and in 2020 was nominated by the Barbican as a European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star during the 2021/22 season.
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. In demand as guest principal he has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin, West-Eastern Divan, English Chamber and Philharmonia Orchestras.
A committed chamber musician, Ben has collaborated with Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich, Sergei Babyan, Elena Bashkirova, Sunwook Kim and Michael Volle at the Vinterfest, the Verbier, Salzburg, Jerusalem, Intonations and Barenboim Festivals, among many others.
Ben Goldscheider was nominated by the Barbican Centre London
Barbican Centre London
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
15 & 16/01/2022
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon
22 & 23/01/22
11 & 12/03/22
Casa da Música Porto