Benjamin first performed for the VRS in 2013 and has returned to our stage twice since. He never fails to impress us with the intelligence of his playing and his incredible technical prowess. Anyone who can get a standing ovation from Leila’s dog Georgy (aka VRS Director of Security), is always welcome back!
RAMEAU: Gavotte and Variations in A minor
SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana, Op. 16
LISZT: Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S.171
LISZT: Valses oubliées Nos. 1 and 2, S. 215 (F-sharp major and A-flat major)
LISZT: Berceuse in D-flat major, S.174 (2nd version)
GOUNOD/LISZT: Valse de l’Opéra Faust, S.407
“It is always such a pleasure to return to this fabulous concert series, the richness and long-standing nature of which is a testament to the energy and passion of its founder Leila Getz. It is a fantastic platform for young artists, from which I was able to benefit, and also an inspiring model in commitment to music education and building new audiences. I am so looking forward to returning in this very special anniversary season, to play for the Society’s warm and receptive audience.” — Benjamin Grosvenor
Learn more about each afternoon’s recital program at our pre-concert talks. Each talk takes place at 2.15pm in Salon A.