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Outstanding review for Benjamin's LA debut

Benjamin gave his LA debut on Sunday 30 April with a recital at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The programme included sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Scriabin, and received an outstanding review in the LA Times, whose headline read "At 24, Benjamin Grosvenor delivers virtuosity beyond his years. If you haven't heard him, hear him now"

Journalist Rick Schultz commented: "Here was exquisite dynamic control, crisp articulation and sustained lyricism … the standing ovation was well deserved … the coiled power of his playing, reminiscent of Horowitz, whom Grosvenor has cited as one of his early role models, came to the fore in his dazzling rendition of Liszt's Rhapsodie Espagnole … His virtuosic fireworks avoided bombast with a suppleness of phrasing that allowed this often-breathless music to breathe. Grosvenor's encore, Moszkowski's Etude in A flat … showed a gossamer touch and winning charm.”

Benjamin also spoke to the Orange County Register ahead of his performance at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Centre Drive in Costa Mesa on Wednesday 3 May.

Benjamin Grosvenor

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