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Excellent Italian reviews for Benjamin's concerts with the Filarmonica della Scala

February 1, 2018

Following his recent concerts with the Filarmonica della Scala in Milan and London, Benjamin has received some outstanding reviews from the Italian press for his performances of Grieg's Piano Concerto. Read some of the highlights below: 

 

"With this reading, the Concerto reclaims its own place in the history of European music. In this the contribution of Benjamin Grosvenor, a superb pianist in perfect harmony with the conductor, is fundamental. The bright and luminous sound is accompanied by meticulous phrasing, now chamber music now salon; now delicate now virtuosic; never brazen or indulgent. The beautiful and unusual Erotik encore from Grieg's Lyric Pieces was played with still greater freedom and breath."

- La Gazetta Musicale, January 2018 

 

"Grosvenor's performance merits special recognition; child prodigy of English classical music, Benjamin became within a few years one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation. Winner age eleven of the BBC Young Musician Competition, Grosvenor performed at only nineteen at the BBC Proms in 2011.

 

Today, the twenty-five-year-old Grosvenor has demonstrated not only that he is endowed with an exceptionally virtuosic technique, but also possesses a remarkable interpretative ability underlining the more dramatic elements of the composition, impressing with the wide palette of colors used: from soft pianissimi to the impetuous - sometimes desperate - emphases with which he characterised the furious atmosphere of the third movement together with the orchestra.

 

A most delicate reading of Erotik, one of Grieg's lyric pieces, was given as an encore at the end of the concerto."

- Le Salon Musical, January 2018

 

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