As part of this year’s Hertfordshire Festival of Music (HFoM), French horn player and this year’s HFoM Principal Artist Ben Goldscheider will be giving a horn masterclass on Thursday 9 June 2022, 5.00pm-6.30pm, at Queenswood School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Applications are now open for musicians to apply:

  • Anyone can apply. There is no age limit; however, applicants should be Grade VIII or Diploma standard, and above.
  • There is no charge to apply to participate in the Masterclass, and tickets to observe the sessions will also be free. Due to limited space, the classes will also be made available as a livestream.
  • The services of a professional pianist will be provided, free of any charge, if you’re chosen to participate. You will only need to cover the costs of transport to and from the class, and accommodation, should that be necessary.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday 12 April 2022

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Find out more about Ben Goldscheider

The Hertfordshire Festival of Music (HFoM) celebrates and nurtures exceptional music-making, bringing world-class musicians to the county. HFoM’s aims include supporting professional and young musicians from Hertfordshire, presenting fascinating music by living composers, and devising major and innovative projects for education and participation.

Founded in 2016, HFoM has presented concerts that have inspired extraordinary audience responses, with artists such as Tasmin Little OBE, Dame Emma Kirkby, Chloë Hanslip, Stephen Hough CBE, Steven Isserlis CBE, the Carducci Quartet,
the Galliard Ensemble, and the Orchestra of the Swan.

In 2022 Ben Goldscheider will be the Principal Artist at the Hertfordshire Festival of Music, which runs from 2nd to 11th June 2022.

In addition to the masterclass, Ben will be giving a recital with pianist Richard Uttley on Thursday 9th June 2022, also at Queenswood School. Ben will also be performing with a quintet on Friday 10th June at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Church, St Albans.

Full details of all the HFoM concerts and event will be available on the HFoM website:

A “friendly and accessible vibe…the very highest level of music-making and extremely imaginative programmes, in beautiful locations

– Judith Weir, CBE, Master of the Queen’s Music