Recitals Australia is proud to present Benjamin Grosvenor in intimate recital, with a program featuring Mendelssohn, Chopin, Ravel and Liszt.
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor first achieved prominence in 2004 as the 11-year-old, youngest-ever winner of the Keyboard section of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year Com¬petition. He has since taken his place as one of today’s most exceptional musicians, receiving such accolades as “a master pianist” (Gramophone), “one in a million . . . several million” (The Independent), and “a keyboard visionary” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
The youngest of five brothers, Benjamin was born in 1992 and began lessons with his mother, a piano teacher, at the age of 6. He has studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton and Daniel-Ben Pienaar, where he graduated in 2012 with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence.
The 2014-2015 season will be taking Grosvenor on multiple extensive recital tours of North America, Europe, the UK, Australia and the Far East, including appearances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Barbican Centre and the Vienna Konzerthaus. Scheduled among his numerous concerto engagements during this period are performances with The Cleveland and Hallé orchestras, San Francisco, Houston, Melbourne, and Singapore Symphony orchestras, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, London Philharmonic and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.
A special moderated Q&A with the artist will be held immediately after the performance.
- Mendelssohn, Felix: Two Preludes & Fugues from Op. 35
- Chopin, Frederic: Barcarolle op. 60
- Chopin, Frederic: Mazurkas Op. 63 No. 2 & Op. 30 No. 4
- Chopin, Frederic: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante
- Ravel, Maurice: Le Tombeau de Couperin
- Liszt, Franz: Venezia e Napoli
Sunday November 8 at 3:30PM
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
Adults $35, Concession $27, Student $15 (+ applicable booking fees)
Duration 100 minutes (including interval)