Here follows a list of Ben’s past performances and highlights:

Concert Calendar 2018

Piano Recital

15 January 2018 | St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London
Works of Chopin and Rachmaninoff

Voices of Africa Trust Concert

8 February 2018 | South African High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London
Solo Piano Works by Surendran Reddy and Franz Liszt and arias with baritone and soprano by WA Mozart

Masterclasses

28 February 2018 | Abingdon School, Oxfordshire

Lieder Recital

25 March 2018 | Walthamstow, London
With a vocal quartet including world-renowned soprano Gillian Keith

Piano Recital

9 April 2018 | St James’s Piccadilly, London
Works of Bach-Busoni, Tchaikovsky-Pletnev, Debussy and Liszt. Under the auspices of the Royal Over-Seas League.

Beethoven Symphony no. 9

13 May 2018 | Devon
Piano duet version by X Scharwenka and further piano duet works by Brahms, Dvorak and Arnold van Wyk – A recital in collaboration with Tessa Uys

Beethoven Symphony no. 5

25 June 2018 | St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London
Piano duet version by X Scharwenka and Schubert Lebensstürme (piano duet) D. 947 – A recital in collaboration with Tessa Uys

Beethoven Symphony no. 9

30 June 2018 | St Michael’s Church, Highgate, London
Piano duet version by X Scharwenka – A recital in collaboration with Tessa Uys

Masterclasses at UP Music Festival

15-17 August 2018 | Musaion Concert Hall, University of Pretoria

Lecture recital: The position of female South African composers within the musical canon

21 August

Recital – Steinway, Lategan

26 August 2018 | Johannesburg
Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt (Sonata in B minor, S. 178)

Klimt (1918) Recital

22 September 2018 | Klimt Villa, Vienna, Austria
Cellist Anzél Gerber and pianist Ben Schoeman perform at the magnificent Klimt Villa in Vienna, Austria. Sonatas and Lieder by Richard Strauss and Edvard Grieg

University of Pretoria Music Department Staff Concert

27 September 2018 | Universtity of Pretoria
Works of Robert Schumann and Sergei Rachmaninoff

Solo Recital

30 September 2018 | Musaion, University of Pretoria
Piano works of Bach-Busoni, Debussy, Chopin, Tchaikovsky-Pletnev and Rachmaninoff

Chamber Music Recital

14 October 2018 | Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria
Solo Sonatas and Quintets for piano and winds by Mozart and Beethoven

Beethoven Symphony no. 9

5 November 2018 | Blackheath Concert Hall, London
Piano duet version by X Scharwenka – A recital in collaboration with Tessa Uys

Recital

14 December 2018 | Melrose Music Society
Piano with works of Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky-Pletnev and Rachmaninoff

Concert Calendar 2017

Ben Schoeman plays Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2 with GPO, Brooklyn Theatre Pretoria

Friday 3 February 2017 | Start time: 19:00 | Brooklyn Theatre, Thomas Edison St, Pretoria
Ben Schoeman returns to Brooklyn Theatre to play the Second Piano Concerto by Sergey Rachmaninoff with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will take place on Friday 3 February and repeated on Sunday afternoon, 5 February at 3pm.

Ben Schoeman in Recital at Brooklyn Theatre

Saturday 4 February 2017 | Start time: 19:00 | Brooklyn Theatre, Thomas Edison St, Pretoria
Programme:

  • L van Beethoven – Sonata no. 7 in D major, Op. 10, no. 3
  • P Tchaikovsky (transcr. Pletnev) – Concert Suite from the Nutcracker (Op. 71)
  • JS Bach/F Busoni – Ich ruf’ zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 639)
  • R Schumann – Kreisleriana, Op. 16
  • F Chopin – Impromptu, Op. 51 and Polonaise Heroïque, Op. 53

Ben Schoeman in Recital at Oude Libertas Theatre

Friday 10 February 2017 | Start time: 20:15 | Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Stellenbosch
Programme:

  • L van Beethoven – Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, no. 2 (‘Moonlight’)
  • P Tchaikovsky (transcr. Pletnev) – Concert Suite from the Nutcracker (Op. 71)
  • F Chopin – Polonaise Heroïque, Op. 53
  • R Schumann – Carnaval, Op. 9
  • F Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody no. 12 in C sharp minor, S. 244/12

Ben Schoeman plays Poulenc Gloria with Swindon Choral Society

Saturday 1 April 2017 | Start time: 19:30 | Marlborough College Chapel, Marlborough, Wiltshire
The Poulenc Gloria, Poulenc Organ Concerto and Gounod St. Cecilia Mass performed by conductor Robin Nelson, the Swindon Choral Society, organist Ian Crabbe and pianist Ben Schoeman

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman in Witheridge

12 April 2017 | Start time: 19:00 | St. John the Baptist Church Witheridge, North Devon
Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman will perform Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, arranged for piano four hands by Franz Xaver Scharwenka. This concert is in aid of the Devonshire Air Ambulance Trust and organised by Graham Allum and Sarah Walker.

Russian Recital: Ben Schoeman in City of London

Monday 8 May 2017 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Lawrence Jewry, Gresham Street, London
Ben Schoeman starts a series of Russian Recitals. This year is the centenary of the Russian Revolution. The programme for this concert will include:

  • Scriabin – Preludes Op. 11 (nos. 1,2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 14)
  • Tchaikovsky (transcr. Pletnev) – Concert Suite from the Nutcracker (Op. 71)
  • Rachmaninoff – Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

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Anzél Gerber and Ben Schoeman at MDW, Vienna

Friday 19 May 2017 | Start time: 18:00 | Bankettsaal, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Vienna
Anzél Gerber will be joined in a performance of music for cello and piano by Anton Rubinstein. This is part of a symposium for gifted young cellists at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, where Dr. Gerber will also give masterclasses and a lecture on gifted education.

Ben Schoeman plays a Russian Piano Recital in Marlborough

Sunday 4 June 2017 | Start time: 19:30 | St Peter’s Church, High St, Marlborough
An exciting programme of Russian works will be performed by pianist Ben Schoeman:

  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Sonata no. 3 in A minor, Op. 28 (‘From the Old Notebooks’)
  • Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915): Preludes, Op. 11 (1888-1896)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 (1931)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) (arranged by Mikhail Pletnev, b. 1957): Concert Suite from ‘The Nutcracker’ (Op. 71)
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)

The concert is part of the St. Peter’s Church Series.

Ben Schoeman and Tessa Uys play Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

Monday 26 June 2017 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Lawrence Jewry, Gresham Street, London
Xaver Scharwenka brilliantly transcribed Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies for piano duet (4 hands). Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman have played the 9th Symphony on several occasions and will now perform also the Symphony no. 3 ‘Eroica’. This is part of St. Lawrence Jewry’s Concert Series.

Music at Mansfield Street 22: Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman play Schubert and Beethoven

Wednesday 28 June 2017 | Start time: 19:30 | 22 Mansfield St, London
Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman perform at Bob Boas’s beautiful home in Marylebone. They will be playing Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony (arr. X Scharwenka) and Schubert’s Allegro (Lebensstürme), D. 947.

Ben Schoeman plays Bach and Schumann at St. Lawrence Jewry Summer Music Festival

Tuesday 1 August 2017 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Lawrence Jewry, Gresham Street, London
Ben Schoeman will play works of Bach/Busoni, Bach, Schumann and Chopin as part of this year’s St Lawrence Jewry Summer Music Festival in the City of London.

Ben Schoeman plays Schumann at Edinburgh Fringe, Royal Over-Seas League

Monday 7 August 2017 | Time: 9:30 | Royal Over-Seas League, 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
Ben Schoeman will perform Schumann’s masterpiece Kreisleriana, Op. 16 at the first morning concert of the ROSL Edinburgh Fringe Series.

Ben Schoeman Chopin Recital no. 1 at Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Monday 7 August 2017 | Start time: 14:00 | Royal Over-Seas League, 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
As part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ben Schoeman will present the following programme:

  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849) – Polonaise in A major, Op. 40/ 1; Mazurka in D flat major, Op. 30/3; Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48/1
  • Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) – Preludes, Op. 11 (1888-1896) (selection)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) – Concert Suite from ‘The Nutcracker’ (Op. 71 – arr. M. Pletnev)
  • Fryderyk Chopin – Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31 (10:00)

Ben Schoeman Chopin Recital no. 2 at Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Wednesday 9 August 2017 | Start time: 14:00 | Royal Over-Seas League, 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
As part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ben Schoeman will present the following programme:

  • Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1949) – Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60; Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39; Impromptu in G flat major, Op. 51; Polonaise Heroïque in A flat major, Op. 53
  • Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) – Etude in B flat minor, Op. 4/3
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) – Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)

Oboe and Piano at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ROSL Arts

Wednesday 9 August 2017 | Start time: 16:00 | Royal Over-Seas League, 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
Ben Schoeman joins oboist Kristen Cooke in a performance of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C, K. 314

Oboe, Flute and Piano Music at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ROSL Arts

Friday 11 August 2017 | Start time: 09:30 | Royal Over-Seas League, 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
Oboist Kristen Cooke and flautist Megan Barbetti join Ben Schoeman in a recital of works by Marcello, JS Bach and Madeleine Dring

Recital at St. Martin in the Fields London: Kristen Cooke, Megan Barbetti & Ben Schoeman

Monday 14 August 2017 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Martin in the Field, Trafalgar Square, London
Three musicians who are prize winners from the Royal Over-Seas League will perform recital with music for oboe, flute and piano by Ibert, Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and Dring.

Ben Schoeman plays music of Stefans Grové at the University of Pretoria

Wednesday 16 August 2017 | Start time: 16:30 | Musaion, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
Ben Schoeman completed a doctorate on the piano music of Stefans Grové at City University of London and the Guildhall School of Music. He presents are varied programme of the composer’s African period and will also give a lecture on this music at the Musaion Concert Hall. Visit University of Pretoria’s Music site

Ben Schoeman presents piano masterclasses at the University of Pretoria

Thursday 17 August 2017 | Start time: 8:30-15:30 | Musaion, University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria
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Recital in Hermanus/Overstrand: Ben Schoeman (piano)

Sunday 20 August 2017 | Start time: 15:30 | agnolia Street, Hermanus
Programme:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
  • Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BV B 27/5)
  • Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
  • Kreisleriana, Op. 16
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967)
  • Dances of Marosszék (1927)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), transcr. Mikhail Pletnev (b. 1957)
  • Concert Suite from ‘The Nutcracker’, Op. 71
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
  • Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)

Ben Schoeman Recital in Knysna

Monday 21 August 2017 | Start time: 19:30 | Dutch Reformed Church Hall, Fichat Street, Knysna
Programme:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
  • Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BV B 27/5)
  • Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
  • Kreisleriana, Op. 16
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967)
  • Dances of Marosszék (1927)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), transcr. Mikhail Pletnev (b. 1957)
  • Concert Suite from ‘The Nutcracker’, Op. 71
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
  • Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)

Ben Schoeman Recital at the Odeion in Bloemfontein

Thursday 24 August 2017 Start time: 19:30 | Odeion School of Music, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
Programme:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
  • Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BV B 27/5)
  • Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)
  • Kreisleriana, Op. 16
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967)
  • Dances of Marosszék (1927)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), transcr. Mikhail Pletnev (b. 1957)
  • Concert Suite from ‘The Nutcracker’, Op. 71
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
  • Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (1931 version)

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Ben Schoeman plays Mozart Concerto in D minor, K 466 with KZN Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 31 August 2017 | Start time: 19:30 | Durban City Hall, Durban
South African pianist Ben Schoeman joins the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Wolfram Christ in a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K. 466.

Concert Calendar 2016

Ben Schoeman performs at St. Lawrence Jewry, City of London

Monday 15 February 2016 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London
The St. Lawrence Jewry Church is situated next to the Guildhall in the City of London. A piano lunchtime series is hosted in this beautiful venue and Ben Schoeman will give a recital that includes a selection of Preludes (Book 2) of Claude Debussy as well as the Arabeske, Op. 18 and Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann.

Beethoven Emperor Concerto at Woordfees, KykNet Endler Hall: Ben Schoeman and University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestra

Friday 4 March 2016 | Start time: 20:00 | Endler Hall, Stellenbosch
Pianist Ben Schoeman joins the USSO and conductor Corvin Matei in a performance of Beethoven’s popular Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 (‘Emperor’).

Anzél Gerber and Ben Schoeman, Woordfees Recital, Endler Hall Stellenbosch

Saturday 5 March 2016 | Start time: 18:00 | Endler Hall, Stellenbosch
Anzél Gerber (cello) and Ben Schoeman (piano) have been performing in several countries as a renowned duo. They have won the Ibla Grand Prize in Italy, played at Carnegie Hall in New York, won the Global Music Award for their recording of music by Anton Rubinstein, and recently premiered Stefans Grové’s Concerto for Cello, Piano and Orchestra ‘Bushman Prayers’ (2013, specially dedicated to them and commissioned by SAMRO) with the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras. At the Woordfees 2016, Gerber and Schoeman will give a recital with music by French composers:

  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Sonata no. 1 in C minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 32
  • Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
  • César Franck – Sonata in A major for Cello and Piano (1886)

Schubert Soirée at Woordfees 2016, Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch

Monday 7 March 2016 | Start time: 20:30 | Fismer Hall, Conservatory of Music, Stellenbosch
Ben Schoeman joins Anzél Gerber, Amici String Quartet, Lauren Dasappa and Beatrix Mari du Toit for a performance of great works by Franz Schubert. This will include ‘Shepherd on the Rocks’ for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano (D. 965) and the Arpeggione Sonata (D. 821).

Ben Schoeman in Recital at the Woordfees, Endler Hall, Stellenbosch

Tuesday 8 March 2016 | Start time: 20:00 | Endler Hall, Stellenbosch
South African pianist Ben Schoeman gives a solo recital at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch. His programme centres on the music of Robert Schumann (1810-1856). Two major works of this great Romantic composer will be included in the programme: the Humoreske (Op. 20) and the Etudes Symphoniques (op. 13). Schoeman will also pay tribute to the eminent South African composer, Arnold van Wyk (1916-1983), whose centenary is celebrated this year. Two of Van Wyk’s piano works will be performed: Ricordanza (1973-1979) and Pastorale e Cappriccio (1948, rev. 1955).

Ben Schoeman plays Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 11 March 2016 | Start time: 20:00 | Brooklyn Theatre, Menlo Park, Pretoria, South Africa
The Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria hosts the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor David Scarr and pianist Ben Schoeman joins the Orchestra for a concert that includes Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 (Pastoral) as well as the dramatic and exciting Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky. The first concert will take place on Friday 11th March at 8pm and this will be repeated on Sunday 13th March at 3pm.

Piano recital by Ben Schoeman at the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria

Saturday 12 March 2016 | Start time: 20:00 | Brooklyn Theatre, Menlo Park, Pretoria, South Africa
Ben Schoeman, South African pianist who lives in London, returns to his hometown of Pretoria to give a recital at the Brooklyn Theatre. The Theatre has a beautiful Steinway piano and Schoeman will perform an exciting programme with music of Mozart, Schumann, Grieg, Chopin and Liszt.

Ben Schoeman plays Robert Schumann at KKNK 2016

Sunday 27 March 2016 and Monday 28 March 2016 | Start time: 18:00 | 200 Buitekant Street, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees 2016 hosts pianist Ben Schoeman in a recital programme that includes masterpieces of the great Romantic composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856). This programme will be different from the Woordfees concert earlier in March in Stellenbosch. Schoeman will perform Schumann’s Carnaval (Op. 9) and Symphonic Studies (Op. 13) and also play three Preludes (Book 2) by Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Brouillards, Ondine and Feux d’Artifice. Schoeman is no stranger to the KKNK and has been awarded the Kanna and KykNet Fiesta Awards for his Liszt recitals there in 2011. Mr. Schoeman will give two performances at the NGK Park, Oudtshoorn: 27 March at 6pm and 28 March at 11am.

Ben Schoeman plays Debussy at the Clothworkers’ Hall, London

Thursday 21 April 2016 | Start time: 18:00 | The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, Clothworkers’ Hall, London
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers (under the auspices of their Master, John Rubinstein), in collaboration with the Royal London Society for Blind People, present a special concert at Clothworkers’ Hall in the City of London. Ben Schoeman will perform selected Preludes (Book 2) by Claude Debussy, including Brouillards and Feux d’Artifice. This will be for invited guests only.

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman (Piano 4 Hands) perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 at St. Barnabas

Friday 13 May 2016 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, London
Tessa Uys was born in Cape Town and gave her first public performance at the age of seven. She first studied with her mother Helga Bassel and, at 16 won an Associated Board Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she won several prestigious prizes including the Macfarren Medal. Shortly after this she was the 1st prize winner and gold medallist of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. She has also enjoyed the unusual distinction of working with the film director John Schlesinger on his film Madame Sousatzka starring Shirley MacLaine. In 1994 she was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Tessa Uys has performed in many different countries and has broadcast frequently for the BBC. In recent years she has regularly given recitals in the City of London and at the Wigmore Hall. Tessa Uys discovered the complete transcriptions of Beethoven’s Symphonies by Xaver Scharwenka amongst her mother’s scores, and in collaboration with Ben Schoeman presented the 9th Symphony at the St. Lawrence Jewry Summer Music Festival in 2015. The duo of Uys and Schoeman will perform this magnificent work on 13 May at the beautiful Church of St. Barnabas in Ealing, London at 1pm.

Dawid Venter (Flute) and Ben Schoeman (Piano) at St. Martin in the Fields, London

Tuesday 24 May 2016 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
The South African duo of Dawid Venter and Ben Schoeman will perform an exciting programme in the beautiful St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square London. The will play the Suite for Flute and Piano by CM Widor, the ‘Cantabile et Presto’ by George Enescu and finally also the Sonata in D major for Flute and Piano by Sergei Prokofiev. Flautist Dawid Venter studied in Stellenbosch, Paris and London and he has given concerto and recital performances in several countries. He was hailed by the South African press as a ‘world-class performer’ after his acclaimed rendition of the Flute Concerto by Jaqcues Ibert in Johannesburg. He recently gave a nationwide concert tour throughout South Africa with pianist Ben Schoeman.

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman play Beethoven Symphony no. 9 at St. Lawrence Jewry, London

Monday 27 June 2016 | Start time: 13:00 | St. Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard, London
Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman received a standing ovation from a capacity audience at the St. Lawrence Jewry Summer Festival 2015 for their rendition of the monumental Symphony no. 9 by Beethoven (transcribed for Piano Four-Hands by Franz Xaver Scharwenka). They were invited back to St. Lawrence Jewry to perform the work again in June 2016.

Celebrating Performance and Research: Doctor of Musical Arts at City University London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Monday 6 June 2016 | Start time: 19:00 | Performance Space, College Building, City University London
Ben Schoeman joins fellow doctoral researcher-pianists Annie Yim, Alexander Karpeyev and Jennifer Lee in a celebration of the DMA programme at City University/Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Read more here

Anzél Gerber and Ben Schoeman in Cremona, Italy

Wednesday 3 August 2016 | Start time: 21:00 | Piazza Antonio Stradivari 5, Cremona CR, Italia
The Cello/Piano Duo of Gerber and Schoeman perform at the International Summer Music Academy in Cremona, Camera di Commercio – near the Piazza Stradivari. On the programme will be the Sonata in A major (1886) by César Franck.

Ben Schoeman plays Chopin, Schumann and Liszt in Edinburgh

Monday 8 August 2016 | Wednesday 10 August 2016 | Friday 12 August 2016 | 100 Princes St, Edinburgh, UK
Ben Schoeman returns to Edinburgh to play four concerts for the Royal Over-Seas League Arts Music Series. Schoeman won the Gold Medal at the ROSL Music Competition in London and has since given several concerts under the auspices of this organisation. He would particularly like to dedicate all his concerts at this year’s festival to the late Director of ROSL Arts, Mr. Roderick Lakin MBE.

Ben Schoeman plays Beethoven’s rarely-performed Piano Quartet in C major

Thursday 11 August 2016 | Start time: 9:30 | 100 Princes St, Edinburgh, UK
Ben Schoeman plays L van Beethoven – Quartet for Piano and Strings in C major WoO 36 no. 3, with Martyn Jackson (violin), Ann Beilby (viola), Edward King (Cello).

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman play Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 at the Long Melford Music Society

Wednesday 7 September 2016 | Start time: 13:00 | Holy Trinity Church, Church Walk, Long Melford, Suffolk, UK
South African pianists Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman will perform a 4-hands arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (Choral) by the 19th-century virtuoso Franz Xaver Scharwenka.

Ben Schoeman performs at the Drake Calleja Trust Concert

Saturday 17 September 2016 | Start time: 19:30 | Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Pl, London, UK
Ben Schoeman is a proud Scholar of the Drake Calleja Trust. He will perform in the annual Prize Winners’ Concert of this Trust. The great tenor Joseph Calleja will also perform at this event.

Ben Schoeman plays at the Perivale Piano Series, London

Tuesday 20 September 2016 | Start time: 14:00 | The Ancient Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex
Dr. Hugh Mather presents a Piano Series at St Mary’s Church Perivale. Ben Schoeman will be performing a recital with works of Robert Schumann and Fryderyk Chopin. Read more here

Ben Schoeman receives the Huberte Rupert Prize: South African Academy of Arts and Sciences

Friday 7 October 2016 | Start time: 19:00 | Endler Hall, Victoria St & Neethling Street, Stellenbosch
Ben Schoeman is awarded the Huberte Rupert Memorial Prize from the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. This is one of the most prestigious awards for Classical Music in South Africa, and Schoeman received this for his work as concert pianist. The Awards’ Ceremony will take place in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch. Mr. Schoeman will also perform works of Mendelssohn and Chopin. Read more here

Gerber and Schoeman Duo at Brooklyn Theatre, Pretoria

Friday 14 October 2016 | Start time: 19:00 | Brooklyn Theatre, Greenlyn, Thomas Edison St, Pretoria
Anzel Gerber and Ben Schoeman return to Pretoria to give a Cello/Piano Duo Recital. They will be playing music of Schubert, Schumann, Rubinstein and Franck at the Brooklyn Theatre.

Ben Schoeman and Anzel Gerber in Recital: Johannesburg

Sunday 16 October 2016 | Start time: 16:00 | 21 Rockridge Road, Northwards, Johannesburg
A Cello and Piano Duo Recital at the beautiful Northwards House in Johannesburg. Gerber and Schoeman will perform Sonatas by Franck and Shostakovich amongst other works.

Ben Schoeman and Anzel Gerber in Recital: Endler Hall Stellenbosch

Wednesday 19 October 2016 | Start time: 19:30 | Endler Hall, Victoria St & Neethling Street, Stellenbosch
Cellist Anzel Gerber is head of the Cello Department at Stellenbosch Conservatoire. She joins forces with her duo-partner Ben Schoeman to give a recital in the beautiful Endler Hall.

Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman perform Haydn and Schubert Four Hand Works in London

Wednesday 2 November 2016 | Start time: 19:30 | The Ancient Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Perivale Lane, Perivale, Middlesex
Two South Africans living in London, pianists Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman, join forces again to play 4-hand music of Haydn (Symphony no. 104) and Schubert (Lebensstürme, D. 947). Read more here

Amalia Hall (Violin) and Ben Schoeman (Piano): St Martin in the Fields London

Friday 11 November 2016 | Start time: 13:00 | St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
The brilliant New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall gives a recital with pianist Ben Schoeman at London’s St Martin in the Fields. They will perform works by Beethoven, Ravel and Kreisler.

Highlights 2015

January 2015

  • Recital at City Music Society (Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit
  • Fauré Nocturnes
  • Bartók Suite Op. 14
  • Debussy Pour le Piano
  • Masterclasses at Abingdon School, Oxford

March 2015

Recital at Steinway Hall, London

April 2015

Recital with baritone Njabulo Madlala in Bucharest under the auspices of South African Ambassador Thenjiwe Mtintso

May 2015

  • Rachmaninoff Concerto no. 2 with conductor Gérard Korsten and Free State Symphony Orchestra in Bloemfontein
  • Solo recital in Pretoria with music of Bach
  • Fauré, Kodály and Schumann

June 2015

  • South African concert tour with cellist Anzél Gerber – Recitals in Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Knysna, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria
  • World Premiere of Stefans Grové’s Concerto for Cello, Piano and Orchestra ‘Bushman Prayers’ (2013) with conductors Yasuo Shinozaki and Carlos Izcaray and the Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras

July 2015

Final Doctoral Recital at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama/City University of London Programme

  • Stefans Grové (1922-2014) – Songs and Dances from Africa (1988-1990)
  • Béla Bartók (1881-1945) – Suite, Op. 14 (1916)
  • S Grové – My Seasons (2012)
  • Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) – Dances of Marosszék (1927)
  • S Grové – Nonyana, the Ceremonial Dancer (1994) and Dance Song for the Nyau Dance (2003)

July 2015

Chopin/Schumann Recital at the Barbara Hesse-Bukowska Chopin Festival at Busko Zrdój in Poland

August 2015

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (arr. 4 hands by Scharwenka) with Tessa Uys at the St. Lawrence Jewry Summer Music Festival, City of London

September 2015

Recital with Music of Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Liszt at St. James’s Piccadilly, London

December 2015

Recital with Beethoven Moonlight Sonata and Schumann Carnaval (among other works) at St. Martin in the Fields, London

Highlights 2014

April 2014

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no. 5 with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town City Hall

May 2014

  • Recital in Marlborough
  • Debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall with cellist Anzél Gerber in New York
  • Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no. 5 with City Symphony Orchestra at LSO St. Lukes, London

August 2014

Recitals with Anzél Gerber at the Klein Karoo Klassique in Oudtshoorn and the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch

November 2014

Recitals at Cadogan Hall, London and Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge

Highlights 2013

February 2013

Recital at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London

March 2013

Villa Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras no. 3 for Piano and Orchestra with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor En Shao in Durban, South Africa

June 2013

Recital with Anzél Gerber at the ZK Matthews Great Hall in Pretoria and Grahamstown Festival

July 2013

Recital at Grahamstown Festival and Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

August 2013

Awarded the Contemporary Music Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition in the USA; Five concerts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the Royal Over-Seas League

September 2013

Liszt Piano Concerto no. 1 with Camerata Regala and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and conductor Vlad Vizireanu at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest

Highlights 2012

January 2012

Liszt Piano Concertos no. 1 and no. 2 with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Yasuo Shinozaki at the Oude Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch and the Cape Town City Hall; Solo recital with music of Bach, Debussy and Schumann at the ArtsCape Opera House in Cape Town

February 2012

Classic FM Recital in Johannesburg and Beethoven Marathon in Ealing, London; Awarded the prestigious KykNet Fiesta in Cape Town

March 2012

Brahms Recital at the Barbican Hall in London

May 2012

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Judd at the Barbican Hall in London

July 2012

First Prize with cellist Anzél Gerber in the Ibla Grand Prize Competition in Sicily, Italy

August 2012

Stefans Grové Conference at the Odeion School of Music in Bloemfontein, University of the Free State (lectures, public interview with composer, recitals and world premieres); Recital at St. Martin in the Fields, London

September 2012

Recital at the Cultural Centre in Eppan near Bolzano, Italy

October 2012

  • Recital in Rome for South African Heritage Day
  • Commences studies with Prof. Eliso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Italy
  • Stefans Grové Recital at City University of London
  • Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

November 2012

Recitals at St. James’s Piccadilly and St. Barnabas in Ealing, London

December 2012

Recitals at St. James’s Piccadilly, Perivale and St. Martin in the Fields in London

Highlights 2011

April 2011

Liszt CD Album Launch Tour – recitals in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn, at the Enoch Sontonga Hall at UNISA in Pretoria, in Sandton and Bloemfontein

May 2011

Receives the Kanna Award for Liszt Recitals at the KKNK, South Africa

June 2011

Mozart Concerto K. 414 with the Brodowski Quartet in Woodbridge, Suffolk; Recital with the Rose Wind Trio at the Wigmore Hall in London (music of Mozart and Poulenc)

June/July 2011

Recitals at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival as winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music in 2011 – recitals and Liszt Concerto no. 1 with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

August 2011

Liszt Concerto no. 1 with conductor Gérard Korsten and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra; South African recital tour with flautist Dawid Venter – concerts in Pretoria, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Knysna, Humansdorp, Cape Town

October 2011

Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 1 with Orion Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall, London

November 2011

Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand with the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conductor Diego Masson at the Barbican Hall in London

Highlights 2010

January 2010

Two-Piano Recital with Tessa Uys at the Royal Over-Seas League in London

February/March 2010

Chopin Recital at City Music Society, Chopin Recitals at Fondazione Cariplo Milano, Beethoven Recital at Teatro Vittoria in Torino

April 2010

Wigmore Hall Recital – Messiaen Preludes and Liszt Sonata in B minor, César Franck Quintet with Solstice String Quartet

May 2010

Beethoven Recital at Teatro del Giglio in Lucca; Recital at Sala Mariele Ventre, Imola

July 2010

Recitals at Chester and King’s Lynn Festivals in the UK

August 2010

Brahms Concerto no. 2 with Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and Conrad van Alphen

September 2010

Winning the Soroptimist Prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow; A Tribute to Sergei Diaghilev (Centenary of Ballets Russes) at Hampstead/Highgate Festival

October 2010

South African Contemporary Music Recital in Torino and Savona (EstOvest Festival)

November 2010

Two-Piano Recital with Matei Varga at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest

December 2010

Recording of Liszt-Album for TwoPianists Records in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Highlights 2009

  • Winning of Piano Prize, Lorna Viol Prize, Liszt Society Prize and overall Gold Medal at the Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, London
  • Recitals in Edinburgh, London (including Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre), Crema, Baselga di Pinè, Lisbon
  • Tour with cellist Anzél Gerber: Concerts in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Pretoria
  • Vodacom Tour as 1st Prize winner of UNISA International Piano Competition
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4 with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Recitals in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, George, Knysna, Hermanus, Franschhoek, Montagu, Parow
  • Obtaining Master’s Degree in Music from the University of Pretoria with a thesis on the piano music of Luigi Dallapiccola

Highlights 2008

  • 1st Grand Prize at 11th UNISA Vodacom International Piano Competition, Pretoria
  • Solo Recitals in Monticelli, Bologna, Rome, London, Edinburgh, Manchester
  • Tour with Moritzburg Festival Trio (with cellist Peter Bruns and violinist Kai Vogler): Recitals in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Knysna as well as Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestras
  • Tchaikovsky Concerto no. 1 with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in Cape Town City Hall and Stellenbosch Endler Hall