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27 September 2012, 12:50
Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is Gramophone's Young Artist of the Year, after winning the award at the star-studded ceremony at London's Dorchester Hotel.
At 20 years old, Benjamin Grosvenor is this year's Gramophone Awards Young Artist of the Year. He picked up his award at London's Dorchester Hotel, and treated the classical artists and record industry professionals to a performance.
He is the first pianist to win the award since Yuja Wang was crowned Young Artist of the Year in 2009. Previous winners include guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, who won in 2011, conductor Vasily Petrenko, and bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.
This is Benjamin's second accolade at this year's Gramophone Awards ceremony. He was also voted top of the Instrumental category with his album of Chopin, Liszt and Ravel piano works on the Decca label, beating Stephen Hough's album of Chopin waltzes and Paul Lewis' Schubert piano sonatas.