Ben Goldscheider and Richard Uttley

Saturday 2 May 7.30pm Ben Goldscheider, French horn and Richard Uttley, piano.


JORG WIDMANN: Air for Solo Horn

BEETHOVEN: Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17

SCHUMANN: Arabeske, Op 18

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


ESA-PEKKA SALONEN: Concert Etude for Solo Horn

VOLKER DAVID KIRCHNER: Tre Poemi (1986-1987)

CHARLES TRENET: Songs (arr. Alexis Weissenberg)

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


We are delighted to welcome back Richard Uttley, who played for us last year. Noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, Richard has been recognised for his ‘musical intelligence and pristine facility’ (International Record Review), ‘amazing decisiveness’, and ‘tumultuous performance’ (Daily Telegraph). His playing is frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has featured on BBC Two, BBC Four, Classic FM and Sky Arts.

He won the British Contemporary Piano Competition in 2006 and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2011.

Highlights this season include solo recitals in Modulus Festival (Vancouver), Gershwin’s Concerto in F at Queen Elizabeth Hall, a complete cycle of Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and violin with Savitri Grier, a series of chamber music concerts curated by clarinettist/composer Mark Simpson at Saffron Hall, and the premiere of a new work written for Richard by Kate Whitley.

Richard read Music at Clare College, Cambridge, graduating with a double first in 2008, and then studied at Guildhall School with Martin Roscoe. Richard teaches at City University, Guildhall School and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.