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'Ecstasy at the piano: the British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor was exactly the right man... his playing was characterised by a powerful, gripping style, and he mastered the scales and leaps with breathtaking precision.'

General-Anzeiger Bonn, April 2024


‘One can only bow before what emanates from Benjamin Grosvenor’s playing’

Classic Toulouse, April 2024

‘What an art Grosvenor has of making the keys respond to each other’

***** Alain Lompech, Bachtrack, Paris March 2024

‘Monumental and brilliant’

Tagesspiegel, Berlin February 2024





Of 2023’s outstanding crop of releases, this is one I’ve consistently returned to. Apart from the self-recommending repertoire, it’s Grosvenor’s lithe expressive power tempered by an almost self-effacing ability to avoid extremes that gives the illusion of allowing the music – and here Kreisleriana especially – space to work is own strange magic’ 

Critics Choice

Gramophone ‘Albums of the Year’ December 2023, William Yeoman

“I could listen to Benjamin Grosvenor play Chopin all day… his style was economical with all the energy going into the fingers, a style in which the pianist is utterly in the service of the music rather than projecting himself, yet one that showed his qualities at their finest”

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Bachtrack, October 2023, David Karlin

“Benjamin Grosvenor’s ‘Chopin and Liszt’ recital in Hong Kong brings the house down…. [the] acclaimed pianist gave a tour de force of his technical arsenal’

Hong Kong City Hall

South China Morning Post, September 2023, Christopher Halls

"Grosvenor is the real deal"

***** The Financial Times, BBC Proms Solo Recital July 2023


‘A genius that has reached the height of his interpretative powers’

The Spectator, BBC Proms Solo Recital July 2023

“The elemental forces he unleashed here, which never turned into brutality, were reminiscent of Svjatoslav Richter at his best. There was justifiably jubilant applause and a standing ovation in the well-filled hall. Grosvenor thanked the audience with Ravel's impressionistic "Jeux d'eau", which he performed with such tonal sensitivity and a richness of colour that one could hardly believe it.”

Berliner Morgenpost (May 2023)

'Benjamin Grosvenor is a pianist through whom music flows and becomes sound. Without exaggerating now, but during this concert parallels to the great Grigori Sokolov became clear again and again. The same perfection in technique and expression, the deliberate stepping back behind composer and work, the enormous presence and above all the art of shaping each work, each note with a breathtaking vividness and authenticity.'

Tageblatt Luxembourg (May 2023)

‘[he] gave a bold, vivacious account of the concerto’s bravura display, choosing a wide palette of dynamic shadings to underscore the composer’s structural complexity behind the pyrotechnics.'

San Diego Story (Feb 2023)

San Diego Symphony, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 

‘Grosvenor’s playing… was nothing short of transportive, evidence of his unbelievable rhetorical prowess at the piano’

The Cap Times (Feb 2023) 

Madison Symphony Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 + Jeux d’eau

‘Grosvenor was poetic and masterly’

Guardian ***** (Feb 2023) 

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2


‘’…a model of good taste. This was an immaculate, unflappable account’

Bachtrack (Feb 2023)

Philharmonia, Royal Festival Hall, Chopin Piano Concerto no. 2


‘Grosvenor gave a stirring, brilliant performance… the thunderous ovations of the audience were fully deserved’ (Jan 2023) 
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Britten Piano Concerto 













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