RISING classical music star Benjamin Grosvenor has chosen Aylesbury to host the premiere of his new show with the Oxford Philomusica.
The Waterside Theatre show on June 10 is one of three concerts he has planned – the others are at London’s Barbican and Oxford’s Sheldonian.
Grosvenor was 11 when he rose to prominence in the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition. He played New York’s Carnegie Hall at just 13 and has been nominated as one of the Daily Telegraph’s Top Ten Britons. Now aged 19, he is already used to performing for sold-out proms audiences.
During the Aylesbury concert Grosvenor will play Grieg’s romantic piano concerto in A minor, Op 16. Oxford Philomusica’s founder and director Marios Papadopoulos will conduct. There will also be soprano, baritone and countertenor performances.