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"The evening’s main soloist, 19-year-old Benjamin Grosvenor, later launched himself at Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, revelling in its brilliance and conveying its blend of showmanship and poetry with easy assurance. He then went on to dazzle with an encore: one of Brahms’s Hungarian dances arranged by Georges Cziffra, delivered with breathtaking panache.”
- The Guardian, August 2011
“Grosvenor himself delighted with his sensitivity – his quiet playing magically intimate, the Royal Albert Hall recoiling to the size of Wigmore Hall – the pianist never fazed by the occasion or the space he was playing into. Grosvenor does virtuosity, too, without banging loudly, indulgence, exaggeration or self-aggrandisement."
- Classical Source, August 2011
"A bright young British hope ... Grosvenor scrupulously honoured the composer's markings, and when major virtuosity was called for, he delivered it with seeming effortlessness."
- The Independent, June 2011