Label life: Decca renews pianist

Label life: Decca renews pianist


norman lebrecht

January 07, 2021

The British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has won a new contract from Decca with the release of his sixth album.

Grosvenor, 28, said:’Decca Classics has been my recording home for the last decade, and I’m pleased that we are continuing our partnership.’



  • Rogerio says:

    “… you gave me so much money, I wrote this song for you;
    I wrote this song for you.”

  • yujafan says:

    He doesn’t look too happy on the album cover…

  • IP says:

    Nice boy, excellent pianism. Worlds apart from Levit and his kind.

  • Jason Lewis says:

    Good news. He is a brilliant musician.

  • Edgar Self says:

    Benjamin Grosvenor is estimable and outstanding among younger British pianists. Like Stephen Hough, Grosvenor admires carefully selected pianists of the past such as Benno Moiseiwitsch and Alfred Cortot, refreshing avatars.

    Grosvenor’s recording of Saint-Saens’s second concerto, the G minor written in 17 days for, but not oplayed by, Anton Rubinstein on his visit to Paris, uncannily replicates Moiseiwitsch’s own with Basil Cameron and the Philharmonia.

    This is welcome news. I’m glad to read good things of Grosvenor’s Chopin concerrtos, which I haven’t heard yet. There are not enough young pianists like him.

    • fflambeau says:

      “Grosvenor admires carefully selected pianists of the past such as Benno Moiseiwitsch and Alfred Cortot, refreshing avatars.” Cortot and BM don’t need this.

  • M McAlpine says:

    A fine young pianist who hasn’t rushed his career.

    • Richard Zencker says:

      I was wondering. I seem to remember a fine recording by him when he was exceptionally young, not much since.

  • Dr. Michael Kaykov says:

    I really enjoy his imaginative and unique playing, it reminds me of Josef Hofmann’s best recordings. Looking forward to this release.

  • Eric says:

    A wonderful player who clearly models his style and interpretations on pre-war pianists. No banging from him – great attention to tone and rubato.

  • Jim Clarke says:

    I was lucky enough to hear Benjamin Grosvenor play the Liszt B minor at the Assembly House in Norwich in October in a tiny window of freedom. There were about 60 of us properly spaced. It was a wonderful experience and deserved a much bigger audience. I shall certainly be buying the CD.