With around 30 concerts a year already, 19 year old hornist Ben Goldscheider is well on his way to pursue his dream of becoming a solo hornist. Last year he moved from England to Germany to start his studies at the new Said-Barenboim Academy with Radek Baborak, and he sat down with us to talk about his passion.

Get-To-Know: Ben Goldscheider
Instrument: Horn

Ben Goldscheider
Ben is the only student of Radek Baborák at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, following studies with Susan Dent at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. He has been invited to participate in the International Music Academy for Soloists (Bückeburg Palace, Germany) and the International Summer Academy for Wind Soloists (Payerbach, Austria). Prizes include the 2016 Philip Jones Memorial Prize at the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition and the Cox Memorial Prize and Audience Prize at the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition. In 2012, Ben was the youngest participant in the London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy, and as principal horn of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, he was awarded the John Fletcher Brass Prize for his contribution to the orchestra. Visit Ben's website to read his full biography.