Photo: Patrick Allen, Opera Omnia
Benjamin Grosvenor returns to France this week following acclaimed recitals at the piano festivals of La Roque d’Antheron and Le Touquet in August, prompting ResMusica to describe him as “a master of the keyboard”. Making his debut with the Orchestre Philharmonie de Radio France Benjamin performs Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Besançon Festival, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious music festivals. The concert also marks his first collaboration with British conductor Ben Glassberg, who won the Grand Prix at the 55th Besançon Competition in 2017.
A very busy season lies ahead for Benjamin, highlights of which include his Swedish debut with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, performances with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a tour of China with Britten Sinfonia, solo recitals at Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Cologne Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona, New York’s distinguished Peoples’ Symphony Concerts, Vancouver Recital Series, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall and Teatro Petruzzelli Bari as well as chamber music performances with Hyeyoon Park, Timothy Ridout, Kian Soltani and soloists of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
For further information about Benjamin’s performance with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France please click HERE.