Benjamin Grosvenor receives inaugural NY Phil piano prize5:09, 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.