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Ben Goldscheider and Guiseppe Guarrera

 Saturday 2 May 7.30pm         Ben Goldscheider, French horn and Guiseppe Guarrera, piano.


JORG WIDMANN: Air for Solo Horn

BEETHOVEN: Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17

SCHUMANN:  Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op.70


ESA-PEKKA SALONEN: Concert Etude for Solo Horn

VOLKER DAVID KIRCHNER: Tre Poemi (1986-1987) 13'

YORK BOWEN: Horn Sonata in Eb, Op.101 20'


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

At the age of 18 Ben was a Concerto Finalist in BBC Young Musician Competition.  Highlights since then include his debut at the BBC Proms, solo appearances with the Lucerne Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Aurora, English Chamber, Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, the Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie. In 2018 his debut album was released, and he was selected as a BBC Music Magazine Rising Star and Gramophone Magazine  One to Watch. 

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 and Matthias Pintscher at the Pierre Boulez-Saal.  

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.

In demand as guest principal Ben has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin, West-Eastern Divan and Philharmonia Orchestras. He studies at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Radek Baborák and was selected by YCAT in 2019.

Ben Goldscheider is YCAT’s inaugural Ann Driver Trust Artist.

 ...the horn soloist, Benjamin Goldscheider, was superb.

The Times / Halle Orchestra - Sir Mark Elder - Siegfried / 2019



 In 2017 Giuseppe won 2nd Prize at the Montréal International Competition along with five other awards including the People’s Choice.  

Over the last year Giuseppe has won a prestigious Klavier Ruhr Festival scholarship and the Tabor Foundation Award at the Verbier Festival Academy.   He completed his studies at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin with Nelson Goerner and has now joined the Faculty.  

This season Giuseppe makes his debut with the New Generation Orchestra in Florence, the Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen in Cremona and at the Al Bustan Festival in Lebanon.  Other highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Societa dei Concerti in Milan, Festival Armonie in Valcerrina and Lingotto Giovani series in Turin. 

Giuseppe has performed widely in Europe, recently giving recitals at the Boulez-Saal, Klavier-Ruhr Festival, the Luis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Estivales de Musique en Médoc and Lerici Festivals.   

Solo appearances include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (with Vasily Petrenko), the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (with Claus Peter Flor) and the Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice. In 2017 he premiered a concerto by Benjamin Attahir with the Pierre Boulez Ensemble conducted by Daniel Barenboim.  He was selected by YCAT in 2018.

Great debut at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Schwelm:

Giuseppe Guarrera is …..an extraordinary young talent... A breathtakingly differentiated technique and a great ability to own artistic design dominated the pianist's playing. 

Westfalen Post / Klavier Ruhr Festival / July 2019