Sunday 4 February 2024 | 2:30 pm

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Ben Goldscheider Trio

Ben Goldscheider (horn), Benjamin Baker (violin), Huw Watkins (piano)

Ben Goldscheider shot to prominence when he won the Brass Category at the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016. Since then, he has been in great demand internationally and has performed in major venues and with major orchestras across Europe.

As a chamber musician, Ben has worked with many famous artists, and his visit to Peebles is with an all-star trio, with New Zealand born violinist Benjamin Baker and Welsh born pianist and composer Huw Watkins.

The trio’s programme includes a work written by Huw Watkins in 2008 for the Nash Ensemble, a single movement piece that alternates driving rhythmic passages with slower, contemplative music. This recent work is framed by two mainstays of the chamber music repertoire for horn. Mozart’s Quintet, heard in an arrangement for trio, has been described as ‘a horn concerto scored for chamber ensemble’. In the only chamber work he wrote for horn, Brahms shows the instrument’s full emotional range, by turns majestic, graceful, sombre and thrilling. Also on the programme are two short pieces for solo piano by Mendelssohn and Brahms, which will sit between the Three Romances for violin and piano by Clara Schumann.

“Ben Goldscheider’s horn-playing is a joy.” (BBC Music Magazine)

About the Ben Goldscheider Trio

To find out more about Ben Goldscheider, please visit https://www.bengoldscheider.com

To find out more about Benjamin Baker, please visit https://www.benjamin-baker.com

To find out more about Huw Watkins, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huw_Watkins


Season Tickets

  • All 8 concerts for £90

Single Tickets

  • Adult full price £18
  • Adult discounted * £9
  • Under 26s FREE

* available to adults accompanying a child under 12

Buy Tickets

Tickets may be purchased from: Box Office, Eastgate Theatre, Eastgate, Peebles, EH45 8AD (Telephone 01721 725777), or online using the button above.


Music in Peebles is most grateful to The Hugh Fraser Foundation for the generous funding provided in support of our 2022/2023 season of concerts.

This concert is subsidised by Chamber Music Scotland
through funding provided by Creative Scotland.