Radio France has announced that Benjamin Grosvenor will be artist-in-residence for the 2020/21 season.
Benjamin will give concerts with both the Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, as well as a solo recital broadcast on Radio France later in the season.
For the first concert on 24 September 2020, Benjamin performs Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 with l’Orchestre National de France, under the baton of the orchestra's next Music Director Cristian Macelaru.
The full 2020/21 season brochure is available here.
The news comes following the success of Benjamin's latest recording of the Chopin Concertos, which was awarded a Diapason D’Or last month.
In his review for Diapason, Jean-Yves Clément commented: "The pianist seems to reinvent the score at every moment, not hesitating to shake up the tempos, playing with unreal precision and lightness. A disarming simplicity - and all the more moving - is expressed in all the singing passages … So much ease, so much nobility impresses us and reminds us of Byron Janis, in his princely, unpredictable and airy gait. The delicacies of the slow movements have an incredible charm, and the finales, more lively than ever, display an insane, madly winged verve. A version to rank among the best, and confirmation of an extraordinary artist."