Competition star is son of ROH injured violist

Ben Goldscheider emerged last night as youngest-ever prizewinner in the long running (est.1960) Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition.

Ben, 18, a horn student at the Royal College of Music, was placed second.


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His father, Chris, is suing the Royal Opera House for irreparable damage to his hearing caused by heavy brass playing during Wagner operas.

The Bromsgrove first-prize winner was Toby Hughes, a doublebass player, aged 22.


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  • Congratulations to him. Worth saying that – as I can testify at first hand – Toby Hughes is a pretty phenomenal player too. We’ll hear more from both of them, no doubt.

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