Published: 08/03/2016 10:12 - Updated: 09/03/2016 10:34

Classical award-winner at Nairn

Benjamin Grosvenor
Benjamin Grosvenor

REGARDED as one of the most sought-after young pianists in the world and internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and insightful interpretations, 24-year old pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is this month’s special guest of Music Nairn at the town’s Community and Arts Centre.

Starting lessons age six with his mother, by the age of 11 Grosvenor had won the keyboard section of BBC Young Musician of the Year.

In 2011, at just 19, he performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the Proms.

Since then he has appeared with many of the most prestigious orchestras in the world and made his Last Night of the Proms debut in 2015 performing Shostakovich with Marin Alsop.

His Nairn concert on Wednesday March 9 starts with a solo performance of two of Mendelssohn’s Preludes and Fugues, followed by Chopin’s Sonata no. 2. After the interval, young Korean violinist Hyeyoon Park joins Benjamin to play the 1927 jazz inspired sonata by Ravel and Brahms’ much loved no 3 op 108.

The concert begins at 7.30pm and tickets are available in advance or on the door from Nairn Community Centre or online at

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