Benjamin Grosvenor took to the Royal Albert Hall stage for a stunning solo recital in the opening weekend of the BBC Proms. His programme included Debussy’s Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune, Liszt’s Reminiscences de Norma and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and La Valse.
The critics were unanimous in their praise of his sensational performance:
“Grosvenor is the real deal” ***** Financial Times
“A genius that has reached the height of his artistic powers and intends to stay there” The Spectator
“An impeccable recital” Seen and Heard
Those with BBC access can listen to the recital here: BBC Radio 3 - BBC Proms, 2023, Prom 3: Benjamin Grosvenor piano recital
Next up, Benjamin performs Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 3 with the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck on a tour of Europe including his venue debut at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg on 17 August.