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Benjamin Grosvenor to release new Chopin PC recording / Pianist Magazine

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The British pianist presents two concerto favourites: Chopin's Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, accompanied by Elim Chan and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The record marks Benjamin's fifth album on Decca Classics, following the hugely successful Homages in 2016, and is his first orchestral album since 2012.

These works have been an active part of Grosvenor's repertoire since his early teens. He explains: "Chopin was the first composer to whom I felt a strong connection with as a child. I have always been drawn to his music, and his piano concertos are among some of the finest in the repertoire."

Of the new recording, which came to fruition following a successful performance of the Piano Concerto No.2 with Elim Chan and the RSNO in 2018, Benjamin notes: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Elim and the outstanding musicians of the RSNO." In spring 2020 Benjamin will appear in the USA, Europe and the UK performing the Piano Concerto No.1.

The recording will be released on 21 February 2020.

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