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Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Benjamin Grosvenor receives inaugural NY Phil piano prize

5:09, 20th October 2016

Benjamin Grosvenor has been named as the inaugural recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize.

Grosvenor wins a cash prize of $30,000 (£24,470), and will perform with the New York Philharmonic and play chamber music with Philharmonic musicians, as well taking part in community engagement and education initiatives around New York City as a classical music ambassador.

The Ackman Prize will be awarded every three years to an up-and-coming pianist or piano duo chosen by a panel comprising prominent pianists, New York Philharmonic leadership, and other leading musical figures.

The Ackman Prize is made possible by a gift from Philharmonic board member Lawrence Ackman and his wife, Ronnie.

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