Gramophone Magazine - Editor's Choice, July 2009
The Daily Telegraph CD of the Week, January 2009
"Grimwood's strength lay in his stunning, even breathtaking technical prowess. Here was a heavyweight programme delivered with a boldness of spirit & drama that is rare in a young artist...A rare and well deserved standing ovation gave a true measure of this remarkable young British concert pianist whose extraordinary technique will be forever etched in my mind."
Musical Opinion magazine's summation of Daniel Grimwood's stunning debut at London's Wigmore Hall in September 2002 heralded the beginnings of a performing career that has seen Grimwood acclaimed as one of the finest young concert pianists of his generation. In the last few years he has regularly performed at leading venues around the world, and has recorded CDs both in the UK and in China.
Daniel Grimwood is a distinctive performer with an uncompromising approach to his music making. Guided by an unswerving love of music, and unshackled by convention, his commitment to great music regardless of its origin has led him to champion, alongside the standard repertoire, works by composers such as Blumenfeld, Stanchinsky, Tubin, Henselt and Medtner. As a polymath Daniel is frequently to be found performing on the harpsichord, playing the viola in Chamber Music with his friends or composing at his writing desk.
His innovative approach to programming has led to such projects as a performance at Falmouth Arts Gallery of the Aurora Borealis Sonata by Eduard Tubin accompanied on stage by an art work on the same subject which he invited his friend, the eminent painter Janet Lynch to create. A performance of Prokofiev's War Trilogy together with an exhibition of a quilt inspired by the music, designed by his sister Emma Grimwood and to be auctioned for the War Child charity, will also materialise soon.