Ben Goldscheider © Kaupo Kikkas
Ben Goldscheider © Kaupo Kikkas
Ben Goldscheider | Richard Uttley


  • Ben Goldscheider horn
  • Richard Uttley piano


Jörg Widmann (*1973)
Air for Solo Horn
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
 Horn Sonata in f Major, Op.17
Sara Cubarsi (*1991)
new work for horn and piano
commissioned by the I&I Foundation
World Premiere
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Adagio and Allegro in A-flat major for horn and piano, Op. 70
Mark Simpson (*1988)

Strebi Stiftung Luzern – Partner «Debut» concert series


Born in London in 1997, the hornist Ben Goldscheider has long been known to more than new music specialists. Trained by Radek Baborák at the Barenboim-Said Academy, he was one of the “Rising Stars” of the European Concert Hall Organisation in 2021-22, when he was introduced in the great concert venues across the continent. He has performed Ethel Smyth’s Concerto for violin and horn at the BBC Proms and has appeared as a soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Royal Philharmonic, the London Mozart Players, and the Tapiola Sinfonietta. Not to mention that he is also a member of the Boulez Ensemble and principal horn of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and plays chamber music with Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich, Sergei Babayan, and Julian Prégardien. What sets Goldscheider apart from many others is his hunger for the unknown. He is passionate about new music and has already commissioned quite a few works, including Mark Simpson’s Nachtstück, with which he gives a contemporary response to Robert Schumann at his debut recital in Lucerne. “We have to open up to contemporary music,” remarks Goldscheider. “Otherwise, this art form will die."

Event Venue


Morgartenstrasse 16
CH-6003 Luzern

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  • Arrival | Parking Facilities

    The Lutheran Reformed Church of St. Luke is located just a few minutes' walk from the train station, right next to the popular Vögeligärtli Park.

    Arriving by train & bus
    Take advantage of a 40% discount on public transport to Lucerne. You can find more Information here: to the SBB offer.

    Arriving by Auto
    Lucerne has a dynamic system to indicate parking availability that makes parking in the city easier for you. You can find a list of all parking garages in the City of Lucerne here: see List.

  • Cloakroom

    There is an unguarded coat checkroom in the entrance area to the church.

  • Wheelchair seating

    The garden located next to the staircase takes you to the Lukassaal and to the elevator leading to the level of the entrance to the church.

  • Access to venues | Late admission

    The concert box office is located at the church entrance and opens one hour before the start of the event. Admission to the church begins about 30 minutes before the concert starts.

  • Gastronomy

    In Lucerne
    Within walking distance of all event venues you can find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés. The Lucerne Tourism office will gladly assist you in making your selection. Overview of Lucerne Tourism