Inaugural Concert: Saturday 21 March 2020
At the age of 18, Ben Goldscheider was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician Competition performing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall, London.
Highlights since then include his debut at the BBC Proms in 2018, as well as appearances as soloist with the Lucerne Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra, English Chamber, City of London Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, the Prague Philharmonia and Sinfonie Orchester Berlin at the Berlin Philharmonie. In 2018 his debut album was released to critical acclaim, and he was selected as a BBC Music Magazine Rising Star and Gramophone Magazine One to Watch. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2019.
A committed chamber musician, Ben has collaborated with Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich at Salzburg Festival (Haus Für Mozart) and in Buenos Aires, Julian Prégardien at Wigmore Hall, Sergei Babayan at the Verbier Festival, Matthias Pintscher at the Pierre Boulez-Saal and with Elena Bashkirova and Karl-Heinz Steffens at the Intonations Festival in Berlin.
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, performs the Ligeti Horn Trio with Michael Barenboim and Michael Wendeberg and takes part in both the Vinterfest in Sweden and the International Chamber Music Festival in Jerusalem. He continues to give recitals extensively throughout the UK.
Noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, Richard Uttley 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.
Recent highlights 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.
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