Benjamin Grosvenor at University Hall
University Hall Concert Series
We’re thrilled to welcome British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor to University Hall for an evening of mesmerising music. Internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations, The Independent describe him as ‘one in a million…several million’. Benjamin will be playing a programme of Schumann, Albéniz and Ravel.
- When: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 7 pm
- Location: University Hall, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ
- Cost: £5 – £25
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 7.00 pm
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Join us in University Hall for a mesmerising evening of music from British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor.
Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16
Albéniz: Iberia Book 1
Ravel: La Valse
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, and was invited to perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the 2011 BBC Proms aged just nineteen.
A pianist of widespread international acclaim, he was announced Artist-in-Residence at Radio France for the 2020-21 season, and holds the same title also with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, he became the inaugural recipient of The Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize with the New York Philharmonic.
During his sensational career to date, Benjamin has received Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year and Instrumental Awards, a Classic Brits Critics’ Award, UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent and a Diapason d’Or Jeune Talent Award.
‘He commands the stage with aristocratic ease…Mr Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy… A temperament rare in yesteryear, let alone now.’ – David Allen, The New York Times
***** “The sheer naturalness of Grosvenor’s playing gilds the experience of listening to him at every moment. One enjoys it the way one enjoys the sight of a dolphin swimming, or a master of Chinese calligraphy executing a character with three quick but perfect strokes” – The Telegraph, April 2021
Running time: 1 hour without an interval
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