Internationally renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim is one of the most outstanding musical icons of our generation. As a conductor, he has worked with some of the finest orchestras in the world including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras. In 1999, Barenboim co-founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and the orchestra have performed at high profile concerts including at the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals and at the BBC Proms.

Barenboim also appeared at the Harrogate Festival back in 1967 when he directed the English Chamber Orchestra from the piano. At this performance in the Royal Hall, Jacqueline du Pre performed Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor and Barenboim himself played Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C major. He returned with the English Chamber Orchestra in 1972, directing two performances and playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B flat, K 456.

This year, Barenboim will once again leave his mark on the Festival as he mentors Benjamin Goldscheider, the young French Horn soloist who will be performing with the European Union Chamber Orchestra on 5th July at the Royal Hall.

Ben Goldscheider reached the final of the BBC Young Musician Competition last year and was the winner of the brass category. The young soloist has also been invited to join the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra as guest principal horn when the orchestra tours to South America and Europe.

Barenboim, has been mentoring Benjamin in preparation for his upcoming performance with the European Union Chamber Orchestra in Harrogate’s Royal Hall on Wednesday 5th July. Goldscheider will perform W.A. Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major as well as Michael Haydn’s Concertino for Horn in D major. The orchestra will also be performing Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 42 under the direction of Hans-Peter Hofmann.

There will also be a Pre-Concert Talk with Ben starting at 6.30pm in the Royal Hall.

To book your tickets, please call our Box Office on 01423 562303.

European Union Chamber Orchestra with Benjamin Goldscheider, 5 July 2017, Royal Hall, 7.30pm