Benjamin Frith is one of the leading British pianists of his generation. He was first prize winner in the Rubinstein Piano Masters Competition, where he was also awarded the special prize for chamber music, and won top prize in the Busoni International Piano Competition.
Frith has given recitals and concerto performances throughout Europe, North America, India and the Far East. He has appeared with many of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berlin Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Hallé, the BBC orchestras, CBSO, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic.
His exciting repertoire ranges from Scarlatti to James Macmillan and includes over fifty concertos. Ben’s enjoyment of chamber music has been fulfilled through his performances and recordings as pianist in the Gould Piano Trio, in his duo with Peter Hill, and in the formation of his own Piano Quartet. His interest in the English repertoire has led to many highly regarded recordings; recently he was partnered by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a forthcoming disc of Charles Villiers Stanford’s Second Piano Concerto, and he has also recorded Moeran’s Third Rhapsody with the Ulster Orchestra.
Peter Hill’s career as a pianist was launched when he won the performance prize at Darmstadt for his playing of Cage and Stockhausen. He records for Delphian, with a Bach cycle in progress that has so far seen the release of The Well-Tempered Clavier, the French Suites and the Goldberg Variations. Peter has been shortlisted for the Gramophone Award and awarded the Diapason d’Or. In 2008 Peter was awarded the annual prize for musicology by the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He gives recitals, lectures and masterclasses around the world, and holds honorary professorships at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the University of Sheffield where he worked in the Music Department from 1976 to 2009.
Part of our All-Steinway School celebrations
Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D 940
Rachmaninov: Six Morceaux, Op 11
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Steinway Season Ticket Deal!
Buy tickets for both Steinway concerts (Imogen Cooper and Peter Hill & Benjamin Frith) and save £5 on the total cost of your booking! The discount will be applied automatically during checkout.
University of Sheffield Concerts takes safety and COVID-precautions very seriously. We will be following our Covid-19 measures and conditions of entry – which can be found here.
In the unlikely case that this event is cancelled or postponed, we will be able to provide full refunds.
Date: Sunday 14 November 2021
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN
Price: £16 Full / £13 Concessions / £8.50 Student and Under 30