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Benjamin  Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin  Grosvenor

*8 VII 1992

A young British pianist, recognised for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. In 2012, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. His teachers have included Christopher Elton, Leif Ove Andsnes, Stephen Hough and Arnaldo Cohen. He won the Keyboard Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11 (2004). He has performed with the most famous orchestras in the world’s greatest concert halls and worked with such esteemed conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jiří Bělohlávek, Semyon Bychkov and Vladimir Jurowski. In 2011, he performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the First Night of the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. He returned to the Proms in 2012, giving a highly acclaimed performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Charles Dutoit, then in 2015 he was invited to take part in the Last Night. Recent and future highlights include engagements with the New York Philharmonic and Andrey Boreyko, the Minnesota Orchestra and Andrew Litton, and recitals at the Sydney Opera House, Concertgebouw, Salle Gaveau and South Bank Centre, as well as performances at the Festival de La Roque d’Anthéron. His chamber music collaborations have included performances with the Elias, Escher and Endellion quartets. Having previously recorded for EMI, including a CD of Chopin rarities, in 2011 he become the youngest British musician ever to sign for Decca Classics, and the label’s first British pianist in almost sixty years. His first recording for Decca included Chopin’s four scherzos and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit. In 2016, he released Homages, containing compositions by Liszt, Franck and Busoni in tribute to past masters. He has won many awards, including Gramophone’s ‘Young Artist of the Year’, a Classic Brits ‘Critics’ Award’, the UK ‘Critics’ Circle Award’ and a Diapason d’Or ‘Jeune Talent’ award. In April this year, he performed Beethoven’s Third Concerto in C minor with the New York Philharmonic (Esa-Pekka Salonen) and appeared as a chamber musician at the Tisch Center for the Arts in New York.


 

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