Huw Watkins pianist/composer
Benjamin Baker violin
Ben Goldscheider horn
A pianist and one of Britain’s foremost composers, Huw Watkins was born in Wales in 1976. He studied piano with Peter Lawson at Chetham’s School of Music and composition with Robin Holloway, Alexander Goehr and Julian Anderson at Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. In 2001 he was awarded the Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music. He now teaches composition at the Royal Academy of Music.
Since winning 1st Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York and 3rd Prize at the Michael Hill Competition in New Zealand Benjamin has established a strong international presence. Described by the New York Times as bringing ‘virtuosity, refinement and youthful exuberance’ to his debut at Merkin Concert Hall he is much sought after as soloist and chamber musician.
Nominated by the Barbican as an ECHO Rising Star, during the 2021/22 season Ben Goldscheider gives recitals at major concert halls including the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Elbphilharmonie and Koln Philharmonie. Recent highlights include the release by Three Worlds Records of Legacy: A Tribute to Dennis Brain, and a solo concerto recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra to be released this autumn. He returned to Wigmore Hall and made his debut at the Aldeburgh Festival.