Benjamin Grosvenor will be making his first performance at Princeton University next month.
His Princeton Debut
Grosvenor, the 25-year-old pianist, will be making his debut during a recital which will feature works by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, J.S Bach, Maurice Ravel and Alan Berg. The concert will be taking place on November 9th at Princeton’s Richardson Auditorium at 8pm local time.
Grosvenor is the youngest-ever musician from the UK to have been signed by Decca Records. He has made appearances with several major orchestras on five different continents so far, and has become among the world’s most respected and decorated young pianists.
The university made an announcement of his upcoming performance, saying: “The British pianist is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations.”
They pointed out that The Independent has described him as “poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch.”
The University will also be featuring other famous pianists such as Johnathan Biss, Behzod Abduraimov and Sir Andras Schiff.
About The Pianist
Grosvenor began playing at just six years of age. He became prominent when he won the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2004 at just 11 years old. He then performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra ay BBC Proms in 2011, when he was just 19. Ever since, Grosvenor became internationally known and was awarded the “Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize” in 2016.
He was also awarded the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year, the Classic Brits Critics Award, the Exceptional Young Talent award and the UK Circle Award. He was featured in a couple of BBC documentaries and the “Human to Hero” series by CNN.
He studied music at the “Royal Academy of Music” along with Daniel-Ben Pienaar and Christopher Elton, and graduated around five years ago with the “Queen’s Commendation for Excellence.”