Benjamin Grosvenor | piano
Benjamin Grosvenor's bold musicality in Albéniz, Schumann and Ravel.
Albéniz Iberia, livre I
Schumann Fantasie op. 17
Ravel Jeux d’eau, La Valse
Young audience workshops Comment ça marche ?
Is Benjamin Grosvenor to be believed when he says that he showed no particular aptitude for the piano when his mother, a piano teacher, taught him his first scales in his early childhood? Perhaps. But the "prowess" of his little friends soon gave him a taste for work. His efforts soon propelled him into the limelight: BBC Young Musician of the Year at the age of eleven - a record broken! -he made his debut at the Wigmore Hall a few months later, and signed with Decca before he was twenty. Between the troubled magic of Albéniz's Evocation and the hallucinatory whirlwind of Ravel's La Valse, he will offer a very personal interpretation of the Fantasy composed by Schumann at the beginning of the summer of 1836, separated from his beloved Clara by the will of father Wieck.
COREALISATION Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées