Music: Scarborough Symphony Orchestra

Ben Goldscheider
Ben Goldscheider

Queen Street Methodist Hall in Scarborough, Saturday May 5 at 7.15pm

Scarborough Symphony Orchestra has scooped a second winning soloist from the BBC Young Musician competition to play at its next concert.

Twenty-year-old Ben Goldscheider is one of the most exciting young horn players of his generation and won the Brass Category Final of the BBC contest in 2016. He follows in the footsteps of Jess Gillam, winner of the Woodwind Final in the same competition, who played with the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra last year.

Both players have been supported by Ampleforth-based June Emerson Wind Music, which sells sheet music to customers all over the world.

“We spotted the potential of these two young musicians and were keen to encourage them, making them both June Emerson Wind Music Young Artists in 2015.

“It’s marvellous that they are achieving such success and that they have both rewarded us by playing in Scarborough,” said Rachel Emerson.

Both she and her mother, June, also play in the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra.

Ben is now studying at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin performing with both Daniel Barenboim and his son, Michael, and as guest with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

The Scarborough concert will feature Ben playing the UK première of Jiří Pauer’s Horn Concerto. Composed in 1952.

The evening’s programme opens with J.S. Bach’s masterpiece Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor for organ, specially transcribed for the orchestra by one of its members, viola player, Paul Wilson.

The second half of the concert features Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony.

Tickets Revolutions Music in Huntriss Row, Scarborough, or The Art Cafe in Whitby, or the orchestra’s website or on the door.