21 June 2016
Five outstanding pianists, including Benjamin Grosvenor (pictured) appear this year
Five outstanding pianists will contribute to this summer’s Proms at St Jude’s in Hampstead Garden Suburb, North London.
Benjamin Grosvenor, who won the 2004 keyboard final of BBC young musician of the year when he was just 11, will play Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Sonata and works by Schumann, Schubert, Debussy and Liszt with violin virtuoso Hyeyoon Park, who made her orchestral debut in South Korea aged 9.
Benjamin played at the First Night of the BBC Proms in 2011 and performed Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2 at the Last Night in 2015. Gramophone magazine called him ‘possibly the most remarkable young pianist of our time’.
With an extraordinary career spanning over four decades, Martin Roscoe is one of the UK’s best-loved pianists. His Proms programme will include Beethoven's Pastoral Sonata and works by Schumann, Schubert, Debussy and Liszt.
The Gould Piano Trio, formed in 1991 by Lucy Gould, violin, Alice Neary, cello and Benjamin Frith, piano, will perform Mozart’s Piano Trio in G major K496, Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No 2 in C minor and Brahms’ Piano Trio No 1 in B major.
As well as winning plaudits at major international venues such as the Wigmore and Carnegie Halls and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the musicians have reached a wide public through their recordings.
Acclaimed soloist pianist and chamber musician Robert Thompson, whose recent solo engagements have included Wigmore Hall and The Sage Gateshead, will be joined by trombonist Peter Moor for a programme including Beethoven’s Horn Sonata and works by Mahler and Brahms.
Beau Pluto, who has won more than 30 awards in competitions after studying in Munich and London, will give a recital of works by Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Messiaen, Mendelssohn and Liszt.
Proms at St Jude’s has a full programme of musical and literary events from June 25 to July 3. Further details here.