Benjamin Grosvenor
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1992-07-08
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Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor Biography (BBC)

Eighteen year old British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. An exquisite technique and ingenious flair for tonal colour are the hallmarks which make Benjamin Grosvenor one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities never compromises the formidable depth and intelligence of his interpretations. Audiences barely know where to start in describing his performances, with reviews such as that in International Piano Magazine commenting that ‘it is hard to know which is the more startling in a pianist still in his mid-teens: the all-encompassing mastery of technique, or the flair and maturity of imagination. He really is a rare talent.’

Benjamin first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11. Since then, Benjamin has become an internationally regarded pianist performing concerti with renowned orchestras from the London Philharmonic and the Tokyo Symphony to the Brazilian Symphony. For his Helsinki debut with Kymi Sinfonietta, Benjamin’s performance was described as ‘Wunderkind dives straight to the heart of the music’ (Helsingin Sanomat), again celebrating his prodigious intuition. In the United States, Benjamin Grosvenor has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, and made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the New York Youth Orchestra at the age of thirteen. In 2009, Benjamin’s sell-out debut with the Philharmonia at the Royal Festival Hall was hailed as ‘a performance that took its expressive and dramatic cues from the very heart of the music, and in so doing crafted an interpretation of palpable character and astute panache’ (Daily Telegraph). Benjamin’s orchestral performances have taken him to prominent venues such as the Barbican, Muza Kawasaki in Tokyo and the Royal Albert Hall and he has worked with numerous esteemed conductors including Alexander Lazarev, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alan Buribayev.

Already an accomplished recitalist, Benjamin performs to acclaim across the world. A regular at the Wigmore Hall in London, he has also made debuts at venues including the Victoria Hall in Singapore and the Philia Hall in Tokyo. In the USA, Benjamin has appeared at the Gilmore Festival and is a favourite in Saint Paul at the Chopin Society in Minnesota. Benjamin has recently given a highly successful fifteen-concert tour across Germany, for which he was labelled a ‘piano visionary’ by the Süddeutschen Zeitung. Benjamin continues to work chamber music collaborations into his busy schedule and performs regularly with members of the English Chamber Orchestra in London. This season, Benjamin Grosvenor becomes a member of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme. Highlights of the season include his BBC Proms debut on the First Night, playing Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiří Bělohlávek, and a further appearance at the BBC Proms playing the Britten Piano Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski. This season has also seen successful performances in the LSO St. Luke’s Chopin Series and a Belgian debut at BOZAR in Brussels.

In 2011 Benjamin signed to Decca Classics, and in doing so has become the youngest British musician ever to sign to the label, and the first British pianist to sign to the label in almost 60 years. His first recording for Decca will include Chopin’s Four Scherzi and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit and is due for release in July 2011. Benjamin has already been involved in a number of successful recordings. His recordings for the 200th anniversary edition of Chopin’s complete works (EMI, 2010) received outstanding accolades. He was lauded for his ‘sensitivity of touch, general musicality and affection for the music’ by Jessica Duchen in BBC Music Magazine. Benjamin’s recording ‘This and That’ (Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound/EMI, 2008) also received overwhelming commendation. Bryce Morrison’s review in Gramophone remarked that ‘even the most outlandish difficulties are tossed aside not just as child’s play but with a seemingly endless poetic finesse and resource.’ During his short but sensational career to date, Benjamin has been featured in two BBC television documentaries, and his performances have been broadcast widely in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Benjamin Grosvenor Biography (Wikipedia)

Benjamin Grosvenor (born 8 July 1992) is a British classical pianist.

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Isaac Albéniz
Tango (Espana)
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Tango (Espana)
Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
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Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54
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Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54
Alexander Scriabin
Waltz in A flat major, Op 38
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Waltz in A flat major, Op 38
Maurice Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin (Toccata)
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Le Tombeau de Couperin (Toccata)
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
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Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22
Frédéric Chopin
Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op 22
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Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op 22
Edward Elgar
Concerto Op.90 for piano and orchestra, compl. Robert Walker [from Elgar's sketches]
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Concerto Op.90 for piano and orchestra, compl. Robert Walker [from Elgar's sketches]
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
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Rhapsody in Blue
Adolf Schulz-Evler
Arabesques on Johann Strauss's "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"
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Arabesques on Johann Strauss's "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"
George Gershwin
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (transcribed for solo piano)
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Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (transcribed for solo piano)
Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54
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Scherzo No 4 in E major, Op 54
Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la nuit
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Gaspard de la nuit
Enrique Granados
Valses poéticos
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Valses poéticos
Adolf Schulz-Evler
Arabesques on themes from the waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'
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Arabesques on themes from the waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube'
George Gershwin
Love walked in
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Love walked in
Alfred Grünfeld
Soirees de Vienne for piano, Op 56
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Soirees de Vienne for piano, Op 56
George Gershwin
Love walked in
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Love walked in
Alexander Scriabin
Waltz No.4 Op.38
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Waltz No.4 Op.38
Isaac Albéniz
Tango (Espana)
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Tango (Espana)
Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39
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Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39
Sergey Rachmaninov
'Lilacs', Op 21 no 5
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'Lilacs', Op 21 no 5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto no 21 in C major, K.467
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Piano Concerto no 21 in C major, K.467
Sergey Rachmaninov
Lilacs
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Lilacs
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K467
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Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K467
César Franck
Prelude, Choral and Fugue
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Prelude, Choral and Fugue
Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la nuit for piano
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Gaspard de la nuit for piano
Nikolai Girshevich Kapustin
Etude Op.40, No.7
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Etude Op.40, No.7
George Gershwin
Rhapsody In Blue
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Rhapsody In Blue
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor Op.22: 2nd mvt Allegro scherzando
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Piano Concerto no. 2 in G minor Op.22: 2nd mvt Allegro scherzando
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2018: Prom 56: Mozart & Bruckner
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-24T07:22:19
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 56: Mozart & Bruckner

Proms 2018: Prom 56: Mozart & Bruckner

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2018: Prom 46: Benjamin Grosvenor & National Youth Jazz Orchestra
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Royal Albert Hall
2018-08-16T07:22:19
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Aug
2018
Proms 2018: Prom 46: Benjamin Grosvenor & National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Proms 2018: Prom 46: Benjamin Grosvenor & National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 6 'Last Night of the Proms'
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Dubai Opera, Dubai
2017-03-24T07:22:19
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24
Mar
2017
BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 6 'Last Night of the Proms'

BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 6 'Last Night of the Proms'

Dubai Opera, Dubai
BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 3
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Dubai Opera, Dubai
2017-03-23T07:22:19
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Mar
2017
BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 3

BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: Prom 3

Dubai Opera, Dubai
BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: First Night of the Proms
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Dubai Opera, Dubai
2017-03-21T07:22:19
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21
Mar
2017
BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: First Night of the Proms

BBC Proms Dubai: BBC Proms Dubai: First Night of the Proms

Dubai Opera, Dubai

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