Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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This concert is part of the Elaine Kligerman Piano Recital Series. Click here to subscribe to this series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

Benjamin Grosvenor’s individual sound as well as the sense of freedom in his approach recall a bygone golden era of pianism. Anyone who experienced the British sensation’s 2017 PCMS performance of Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit—in which he displayed “commanding technique” and “consciously sought colors variously bright and in shades of gray” (Philadelphia Inquirer)—will want to hear this recital that culminates in two of the French composer’s most celebrated works.

Franck: Prelude, Fugue, and Variation in B Minor, Op. 18
Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17
Albéniz: Iberia, Book I
Ravel: Jeux d’eau
Ravel: La Valse

The Artist(s)

Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound, and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making. Described as “one in a million...several million” by The Independent, his “astounding technical gifts, the freshness of his imagination,… Read More

Videos

Benjamin Grosvenor | Liszt: Ave Maria, S. 558
Benjamin Grosvenor | Fugue (Allegro con fuoco) from Prelude & Fugue in F minor, Op. 35 No. 5
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR