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16.04.2018

Piano Trio success throughout North America

Nicola, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk have just completed their 5-city North American trio tour. Beginning in Vancouver and ending in Boston the Trio received glowing reviews across the states. ‘a piano trio that not only scores through its interpretative strength but endears in its pursuit of romantic ardour.’ ‘One has to be slightly in awe […]

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09.02.2018

Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

In February, Nicola Benedetti embarks on a tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in the U.K. and U.S., making her debut with the orchestra. The tour comprises 10 concert dates in February 2018 across the U.K. and the States. Benedetti and conductor Marin Alsop come together for the U.K. concerts featuring an […]

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23.01.2018

Nicola gets top praise for Dallas Symphony Concerts

Beethoven Violin Concerto/Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Donald Runnicles Review: The Dallas Morning News January 20, 2018 A guest conductor much respected by DSO musicians, the Scotsman Donald Runnicles, was on the podium Thursday night. He brought with him an unusual program, in an unusual order: two of the overtures Beethoven composed for his sole opera, originally called […]

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11.12.2017

Review: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Karl-Heinz Steffens/ Beethoven Violin Concerto

‘The Italian-Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti provided a further Mediterranean touch, putting Beethoven’s violin concerto in line with its bright, slender, energetic tone and without any romanticising sentiment.’ Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln Beethoven Violin Concerto .’   For the full article please click here

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20.11.2017

Edinburgh Music School Closure: Statement

It seems that Edinburgh Council has abandoned its plan to close the City of Edinburgh Music School. This is the only acceptable outcome to what was a shocking proposal to begin with. Young musicians need specialised support, and being around likeminded creative minds is extremely important. Being a great musician requires a very unusual level […]

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03.11.2017

Marsalis Concerto receives rave reviews in Philadelphia

Review: Philadelphia Orchestra finds its groove in Wynton Marsalis concerto By Peter Dobrin The Philadelphia Inquirer November 3, 2017 Thursday night, in the middle of Nicola Benedetti’s playing a cadenza in a violin concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra, a man walked through the ensemble to a spot just inches from the violinist and started playing […]

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18.08.2017

Glowing reviews with Fischer and Budapest Symphony Orchestra

Nicola Benedetti performed with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the Edinburgh International Festival on August 10, 2017 (Photo credit: Simon Fowler) Nicola Benedetti received high praise for her appearance on August 10th at the Edinburgh International Festival. A favorite at Scotland’s premier festival, Benedetti performed the Brahms Violin Concerto in her first […]

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12.08.2017

With the Budapest Festival Orchestra in a legendary partnership in Edinburgh

Bachtrack By David Smythe, 11 August 2017 Amazing things happen when players throw caution to the wind and completely inhabit the music they are playing. Nicola Benedetti, enjoying an enthusiastic and large following in Scotland, is renowned for losing herself to the music she performs. Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra are popular visitors […]

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22.07.2017

Return to the BBC Proms

On 18th July Nicola returned to the Royal Albert Hall stage for her eagerly anticipated second BBC Proms performance.  Nicola performed Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 with Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to critical acclaim. Ivan Hewitt of The Telegraph exclaimed: “Benedetti gave the Shostakovich an unaccustomed sweetness. Even at the moment when […]

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12.06.2017

Review: “Magnificent”- Detroit Symphony Orchestra/ Marsalis Violin Concerto

Review: In Detroit, Wynton Marsalis’s best piece Palm Beach ArtsPaper By Greg Stepanich June 12, 2017 DETROIT — The compositions of Wynton Marsalis now extend to a substantial catalog in jazz and classical genres that includes many works for jazz ensembles, oratorios (Blood on the Fields, All Rise), a string quartet, sacred works (In This House, The […]

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Upcoming concerts

21.04.2018
20.00

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Pintscher  Conductor

Beethoven: Violin Concerto

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Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, USA
22.04.2018
15.00

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Matthias Pintscher  Conductor

Beethoven: Violin Concerto

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Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall
Athens, USA
04.05.2018
20.00

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop   conductor

Bernstein     Serenade 

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Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore, USA
06.05.2018
15.00

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop   conductor

Bernstein     Serenade 

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Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore, USA
11.05.2018
20.00

Komische Oper Berlin

Kristian Järvi   conductor

Shostakovich  Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77

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Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin
Berlin, Germany
16.05.2018
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Jan Vogler   cello

Martin Stadtfeld   piano

Peter Oundjian   conductor

Beethoven    Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

 

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Kongresskultur Bregenz
Kongresskultur Bregenz
Bregenz, Austria
17.05.2018
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Jan Vogler   cello

Martin Stadtfeld   piano

Peter Oundjian   conductor

Beethoven    Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

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Congress
Congress
Innsbruck, Austria
18.05.2018
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Jan Vogler   cello

Martin Stadtfeld   piano

Peter Oundjian   conductor

Beethoven    Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

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Teatro Sociale
Teatro Sociale
Bergamo, Italy
19.05.2018
20.00

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Jan Vogler   cello

Martin Stadtfeld   piano

Peter Oundjian   conductor

Beethoven    Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

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Cankarjev Dom
Cankarjev Dom
Ljubljana, Slovenia
20.05.2018
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Jan Vogler   cello

Martin Stadtfeld   piano

Peter Oundjian   conductor

Beethoven    Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello

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Kulturpalast
Kulturpalast
Dresden, Germany

Featured album

Homecoming – A Scottish Fantasy

Released on 07.07.2014

“This recording is deeply personal. It’s not often that a classical musician from Scotland has the good fortune of playing music from home, an opportunity I have greatly cherished over the last six months.” 1. Scottish Fantasy Introduction 2. Scottish Fantasy Scherzo 3. Scottish Fantasy Andante Sostenuto 4. Scottish Fantasy Finale 5. Ae Fond Kiss […]

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