Benjamin Grosvenor on video

Five fantastic performances by the outstanding British pianist

Benjamin Grosvenor
Published: December 18, 2014 at 5:04 pm

At just 22 years old, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has released four solo recordings and made performance debuts at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. His most recent release, Dances, has received wide acclaim and was described by our critic Jeremy Siepmann as ‘exceptional’. Here we select five fantastic performances of Grosvenor's captured on video.


1. Scarlatti: Piano Sonata in D minor

Benjamin Grosvenor wowed TV audiences in 2004 when he become the youngest ever winner of the Keyboard category in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at just 11.

2. Morton Gould: Boogie-Woogie Etude

This lively Etude comes from Grosvenor's most recent recording, Dances, which was the Recording of the Month in our October issue.

3. JS Bach: Partita No. 4, BWV 828

Here Grosvenor performs Bach's Fourth Partita, which also features on Dances.

4. Brahms-Cziffra: Hungarian Dances

In July 2011 Grosvenor made history when he became the youngest ever performer at the BBC Proms, opening the festival with Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Georges Cziffra's flashy piano transcription of Brahms's Hungarian Dances.

5. Chopin: Nocturne in F sharp

In 2012 Grosvenor released a recording of works by Chopin, Liszt and Ravel. Here is his performance of Chopin's F sharp Nocturne from the disc.


Artist interview: Benjamin Grosvenor

Recording of the Month: Dances (Grosvenor)


Review: Chopin • Liszt • Ravel (Grosvenor)


Rebecca Franks
Rebecca FranksJournalist, Critic and former Managing Editor of BBC Music Magazine

Rebecca Franks is the former Managing Editor of BBC Music Magazine and a regular classical music critic for The Times. She is currently writing her first children's book.

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