Great Performers program resumes with the debut of Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor

Known for its electrical and penetrating interpretations, the young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor It will be responsible for programming resume Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo after the summer break. Grosvenor, one of the most sought after performers in the world, will debut next 9 October on stage National Music Auditorium with a program that includes works of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Granados and Ravel.

Critic The New York Times David Allen has said that he commands the stage with an aristocratic ease ... Grosvenor makes you sigh with joy ... a strange feature in the past, and much more today ". His virtuous inspiration in the most strenuous technical complexities never compromises the depth and intelligence of his interpretations. Grosvenor is renowned for its personal sound and described as "poetic and subtly ironic, sparkly, clearheaded but with humor, everything translates marvelously through crisp detail” (The Independent).

In 2004, to the 11 years, Grosvenor piano won the final of the BBC Young Musician Competition. Since then, It has become an internationally renowned pianist, performing concerts with renowned orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, RAI Torino, the New York Philharmonic, Philarmonia Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Tokyo Symphony; and he has presented at the Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, Victoria Hall Singapore, The Frick Collection and Carnegie Hall, among other.

With 19 years, Benjamin performed with the BBC Symphony on the first night of the BBC Proms, filling the Royal Albert Hall. He returned to the BBC Proms in 2012 along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Charles Dutoit and, in 2014, with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda. In 2015 He debuted on the last night of this cycle of concerts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop.

His recent and upcoming projects include collaborations with the Boston Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, with the orchestras of Cleveland, Gulbenkian and Hallé, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, La Scala Philharmonic; and its projects with the London Symphony and orchestras of Melbourne, San Francisco, Singapore, Tokio y la Washington National Symphony. Its main recitals include performances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Theater des Champs Elysees de París, Music Building the Ámsterdam, Carnegie Hall, New York, Konzerthaus Berlin, Barbican Center, Musashino Civic Cultural Hall de Tokio, Lucerne festivals and Gilmore, La Roque d'Antheron, in international series of Southbank Center, and his first tour of Latin America.

In Spain, Grosvenor debuted at the Palau de la Música Catalana (Piano 100) before reaching this 2018 Great Performers cycle at the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid. Next year will be his first performance with the National Orchestra of Spain and return to Palau de la Música Catalana.

Grosvenor is exclusive Decca artist for and sign discs after the recital.

This will be the seventh concert of the 23rd season of Great Performers Series of the Scherzo Foundation. In addition to Grosvenor, the public can enjoy three other appointments more: Murray Perahia (13 November); Jan Lisiecki (11 December); and the extraordinary concert by the director Gustavo Dudamel – which he garnered a huge, resounding success in the previous season – returning to the cycle in front of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (20 of September). Along the 2018, pianists Mitsuko Uchida extensive experience as, Grigori Sokolov o Radu Lupu, They have shared the stage with talented young artists as Yuja Wang.

The ticket price is set from the 25 euros. Young people under 26 years may attend concerts 10 euros going to the National Auditorium box office half an hour before the start of the concert. Throughout more than two decades of life of this cycle sponsored by El País and Cadena Ser, They have acted almost a hundred pianists in more than 200 concerts. These figures have become one of the best in their specialty cycles at European level.

National Music Auditorium in Madrid, 19:30 hours

French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 81
Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K. 333
Barcarola on. 60
Two pieces of Goyescas:
the requiebros
Pestle and nightingale
Gaspard of the night