Friday, September 22, 2023

Prodigy at Palmer’s


International Pianist sensation Benjamin Grosvenor, 16 is set to perform exclusively at Palmer’s College for a charity event organised by students at the College.

Benjamin Grosvenor is regarded as one of the most talented young pianists in the world. He won the BBC Young Musician Keyboard Final in 2004 aged just 11.  Benjamin has played at many famous musical centres around the world including the Barbican Hall and the Royal Albert Hall as well as appearances with the English Chamber Orchestra and the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra.

In January 2009, Benjamin made his debut at a sold out Festival Hall playing the Grieg Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  Now at 16, he is balancing school with his studies at the Royal Academy of Music and a growing concert schedule.

The College is delighted that Benjamin will be playing on Thursday 18 June from 7.30pm where he will play a 2 hour spectacular recital with works from Kapustin, Ravel and Liszt. 

Mark Vinall, Principal of Palmer’s College said: “Benjamin is a supremely gifted musician and we are delighted he is able to find time in his busy schedule to perform at Palmer’s.”

Tickets are being sold at the College at £15 for adults, £10 concessions and £5 students, with all proceeds going to St Luke’s Hospice. 

More information about the event is available at or by calling 01375 370121.

The event is being organised by the College’s International Baccalaureate (IB) students. This is a new prestigious global level 3 qualification offered by only 3 Colleges in Essex and introduced by the College last year.  

More information about Benjamin can be found at

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