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La Mer

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Orchestra Hall
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 3:00 PM


Artists

Teddy Abrams, conductor  
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano   Bio

During his brief, but sensational career to date, Benjamin has received Gramophone’s ‘Young Artist of the Year and ‘Instrumental Award’, a Classic Brits ‘Critics’ Award’, UK ‘Critics’ Circle Award’ for Exceptional Young Talent and a Diapason d’Or ‘Jeune Talent’ Award. He has been featured in two BBC television documentaries, BBC Breakfast, The Andrew Marr Show and CNN’s Human to Hero series.

The youngest of five brothers, Benjamin began playing the piano aged 6. In July 2012, he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the ‘The Queen’s commendation for excellence’. Benjamin has had lessons with Christopher Elton, Leif Ove Andsnes, Stephen Hough, and Arnaldo Cohen amongst others.

Program

KORNGOLD Violin Concerto  
WAGNER Overture to Flying Dutchman  
BRITTEN Piano Concerto  
SIBELIUS The Oceanides