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Benjamin Grosvenor

MENDELSSOHN Preludes & Fugues Op. 35 No. 1 & 5
CHOPIN Sonata No. 2
RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin
LISZT Venezia e Napoli

Konzerthaus Berlin, Kleiner Saal | Saturday, 21 May, 8pm
Benjamin Grosvenor

"It is said that the greatest sportsmen are so secure in their talents that th ey appear to have more time, at the plate or on the court, than anyone else. They err, but they are unafraid to. A similar patience distinguishes Mr. Grosvenor from the pack of young pianists touring concert halls today, and perhaps elevates him above them . For all that Daniil Trifonov, Yuja Wang, Khatia Buniatishvili and others can wow with speed or daring, Mr. Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy." New York Times

"Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time." - Bryce Morrison, Gramophone Magazine

Benjamin Grosvenor

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship. Benjamin is renowned for his distinctive sound, described as ‘poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch’ (The Independent) making him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.

Benjamin first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of eleven. Since then, he has become an internationally regarded pianist performing with orchestras including the London Philharmonic, RAI Torino, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Leipzig Gewandhausorchester.

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. Benjamin’s most recent release – Dances – a recital album that presents a historically and stylistically varied offering of works influenced by dance, has been described as ‘breathtaking’ (The Guardian), offering “performance after performance of surpassing brilliance and character” (Gramophone Magazine) and won the BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award 2015. During his sensational career to date, Benjamin has also received Gramophone’s ‘Young Artist of the Year and ‘Instrumental Award’, a Classic Brits ‘Critics’ Award’, UK ‘Critics’ Circle Award’ for Exceptional Young Talent and a Diapason d’Or ‘Jeune Talent’ Award. He has been featured in two BBC television documentaries, BBC Breakfast and The Andrew Marr Show, as well as in CNN’s Human to Hero series.

Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor