Ben has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting horn players of his generation. He reached the concerto finals of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition at London’s Barbican Hall, where he performed Strauss’ Horn Concerto No 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Mark Wigglesworth.
In autumn 2016, Ben took up a sought after place at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, where he studies with Radek Baborák. Recent concerto highlights include Strauss with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Mozart with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. His debut CD featuring works by composers including Schumann, York Bowen, Kalevi Aho and Esa-Pekka Salonen will be released later this year.
Sought after as an orchestral musician, Ben has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra and joins the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra as guest principal on tour in December.
Born in Bradford, Richard Uttley studied piano with Ian Buckle, then Music at Clare College, Cambridge and at Guildhall School. Richard is noted for the integrity and breadth of his musicianship as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist