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Benjamin Frith
[piano]

 


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"Prodigy anong prodigies" was how British artist Benjamin Frith was described when winning the British National Concerto Competition, aged just fourteen. Since then, he has been a first prize winner in the Rubinstein Masters Competition, a prize winner in the Mozart Memorial Competition (London) and was awarded top prize in the Busoni International Piano Competition.

Benjamin has established himself as an international concert artist with his American and Edinburgh Festival debuts being met with rave reviews. He has worked with many of the world's leading conductors and orchestras; these include the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Zubin Mehta with the Israel Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth with the BBC Philharmonic and the Polish National Radio Orchestra.

His exciting and diverse repertoire ranges from Bach to Tippett and includes over fifty concertos. In addition to giving numerous radio broadcasts, he has released over 25 commerical recordings, including a cycle of John Field Concertos and Mendelssohn piano works. Five of his discs are included in the Gramophone Best CD Guide 2000.

Benjamin Frith's enjoyment of chamber music has led to collaborations with many leading musicians, including Peter Hill, the Lindsay, Sorrell and Verlava Quartets and the Gould Piano Trio. He has released two successful Elgar recordings with violinist Marat Bisengaliev, a cycle of John Field solo piano works for Naxos and continues with a busy schedule of recitals.

 
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 MSV 92058 Wilfred Josephs Clarinet Sonatas