Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Apr 30


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British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his musicianship. Benjamin is renowned for his distinctive sound, described as ‘poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and singing touch’ (The Independent) making him one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world.

The Wallis is honored to host the Los Angeles debut of Grosvenor in a vast program of sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Scriabin.

SCHUMANN    Arabesque, Op. 18
MOZART    Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333
BEETHOVEN    Sonata in c-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight”


SCRIABIN    Sonata No. 2 in g-sharp minor, Op. 19 “Fantasy”
GRANADOS    from Goyescas, Op. 11
                               Los Requiebros
                               El fandango
LISZT    Rhapsodie espagnole


Learn more about Benjamin Grosvenor here.



“The darling of British pianophiles since his victory in the keyboard finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2004, Mr. Grosvenor, in his Carnegie Hall recital debut, proved a boy lord of the piano.” -  The New York Times
‘Benjamin Grosvenor may well be the most remarkable young pianist of our time.’- Gramophone Magazine


Running Time: 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission