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Tickets: £12 (£5 Young Barbican)
NB Unallocated seating
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The ‘musical Bear Grylls’ (Huffington Post) brings his fearless attitude and dexterity to three staples of the French horn repertoire and the premiere of an exciting new commission from Mark Simpson.
Nachtstück is written as a showpiece for the brilliant young hornist Ben Goldscheider.
Mark Simpson states: 'I imagined this night not as a time of tranquillity and reflection but one of darkness and foreboding with a nervous energy that could break out into moments of optimism or even despair. The title also alludes to the volatile Nachtstücke that you might find by Henze, Schumann or Schubert.’
Ben's been on our radar since his eye-catching performance here in the BBC Young Musician 2016 final alongside Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jess Gillam. With four years of intense study at the prestigious Barenboim-Said Academy now under his belt we’re looking forward to sharing his brilliant talent with you once again, and across Europe via the European Concert Halls Organisation.
On release of his debut album Gramophone declared Goldscheider ‘a horn player who must surely have thrilling prospects ahead of him’ – and sure enough a litany of prestigious debuts, nominations and watch-list inclusions have followed, including as our ECHO Rising Star nominee. The stylish and lyrical qualities of his musicianship will undoubtedly come to the fore in music by Beethoven, Schumann and Vignery, and we can’t wait to see what Simpson has in store for him.
Part of Barbican Presents