On February 11th, Benjamin Grosvenor takes to our stage for his Toronto debut! His program includes Andante & Rondo capriccioso, Op.14 by Mendelssohn; Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op.90, No.3 by Schubert; Humoreske, Op.20 by Schumann; Paisajas by Mompou; 2 Fairy Tales by Medtner; Valses nobles et sentimentales by Ravel; Valse de Faust by Gounod/Liszt.
Born in 1992, this young pianist started playing at the age of 6, taking lessons initially from his mother, a professional piano teacher. Since then he has taken lessons with several pianists including Stephen Hough and Arnaldo Cohen, both well-known on our stage and to our audiences. He has devoted many hours to his art over the years and the results can be seen in the many awards (winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition, Gramophone’s ‘Young Artist of the Year and ‘Instrumental Award’ to name just a few), the many international performances as a soloist and with respected orchestras (such as London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony), and an exclusive record deal with Decca signed in 2011 (the youngest British musician to sign to the label and the first British pianist in close to 60 years). For more information on Grosvenor, you can visit his website at http://www.benjamingrosvenor.co.uk/
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