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“Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Grosvenor's playing wasn't 'just' its jaw-dropping virtuosity, but rather the way in which music of such power, drama and fire sat so comfortably next to such delicious wit, grace and Gallic charm. Audience cheers for an encore resulted in another dazzling display of his ability to conjure colour from the keyboard: Moszkowski's Etude in A flat.”
The Nottingham Post, February 2017
“[A] young British luminary sat bolt upright at the keys for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 … Never a flighty or showy artist, Grosvenor managed to make the solo part’s fierce unison statements and pensive passages even more grandiose than usual.”
The Times, January 2017
“Grosvenor's prodigy days are long gone: he is now an international artist, functioning alongside legendary pianists two or three times his age.”
Classical Music Magazine, January 2017
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"Eighteen-year-old Benjamin Grosvenor, a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year aged just 11, set to become the youngest-ever soloist in the history of the Proms when he plays Liszt's Second Piano Concerto on the opening night, and who has just signed a deal with Decca as their youngest-ever artist, has just stunned me..."
"How many honours and prizes can you load on a 20-year-old pianist? For Benjamin Grosvenor, who last month carried off a Classical Brit and two Gramophone awards in the same week, the question is not academic..."
"When he reviewed Benjamin’s Grosvenor’s most recent release, Dances, critic Jeremy Siepmann described the quality of playing as ‘exceptional’. We talk to the 22-year-old pianist about how he constructs his recital programmes and how he approaches transcriptions...."