Since first meeting at education charity London Music Masters in their respective roles as Award Holder and Ambassador in 2013, violinist Hyeyoon Park and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor have forged a close musical partnership founded on deep understanding, unwavering musical integrity, technical mastery and electrifying interpretations. Previous duo engagements have taken them across the world, from New York City’s Frick Collection to Vienna’s Konzerthaus, from London’s Wigmore Hall and Konzerthaus Dortmund to Boston’s Havard Musical Association. Together with violinist Raja Halder they founded the Bromley & Beckenham International Music Festival, whose first edition took place in September 2020.
An artist of outstanding style and virtuosity, Hyeyoon Park has achieved international acclaim with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and the Mariinsky Orchestra, as well as the NHK, Tokyo Metropolitan and Yomiuri Nippon symphony orchestras. The youngest ever winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich at seventeen in 2009, Hyeyoon was also a recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011. A keen chamber musician, she has appeared at music festivals around the world, including Marlboro Festival at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, and has collaborated with partners such as Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Jan Vogler and Florian Uhlig.
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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of eleven, Benjamin Grosvenor is now an internationally regarded pianist performing with esteemed conductors and orchestras across the world. A BBC New Generation Artist from 2010-2012 Benjamin has performed at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions and in 2015 starred at the Last Night. Exclusively signed to Decca Classics, the youngest British musician to do so, his recordings have received numerous awards, and in October 2016 he was announced as the inaugural recipient of the Ronny and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize at the New York Philharmonic.
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“Together with the great young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, Hyeyoon Park forms a world class duo. This was clear in Szymanowski’s “Myths from 1915” whose richness of colour and refined melodies require not only limitless sensitivity, but also narrative creative power … Then a spirited performance of César Franck’s A major sonata, in which the finale was particularly intoxicating. Two encores, a Hungarian dance which set sparks flying, and Schumann’s evening song: gentle and simple. Hyeyoon Park and Benjamin Grosvenor are a major event.”