British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. An exquisite technique and ingenious flair for tonal color are the hallmarks which make Mr. Grosvenor one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities never compromises the depth and intelligence of his interpretations.
Mr. Grosvenor 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 and New York philharmonics and the Tokyo Symphony. At just nineteen, Mr. Grosvenor performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the First Night of the 2011 BBC Proms to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall. He returned to the BBC Proms in 2012, performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Charles Dutoit, where his performance dazzled critics.
The youngest of five brothers, Mr. Grosvenor began playing the piano at age six. In July 2012, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, where he received The Queen’s commendation for excellence. He has had lessons with Christopher Elton, Leif Ove Andsnes, Stephen Hough and Arnaldo Cohen, amongst others.