Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2011, violinist Nicola Benedetti has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. Nicola enthralls and communicates to audiences with dynamic and energy-filled performances. And whilst she is a highly sought performer on the world platform, Nicola is also fiercely dedicated to music education. Through her work with such organisations as Sistema Scotland, she has helped to demonstrate the power that music can have in transforming the lives of young people.
20 July 2014
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will open with a glittering ceremony that will include performances from some of the world’s biggest stars, Susan Boyle, Nicola Benedetti and Amy MacDonald and Rod Stewart. Organisers are clearly determined that the event will go down in history as one of Scotland’s best, and have drafted in some of the hottest talent around for the bash. And it will be particularly poignant for home-grown talent Susan, Nicola and Amy, as well as traditional musician Julie Fowlis, as they take to the stage to perform in front of a massive crowed expected to be around 40,000-strong,…
15 July 2014
First British violinist to break into UK Top 20 for nearly two decades First ever Scottish classical artist to break into UK Top 20 Today, Nicola Benedetti becomes the first solo British violinist since the 1990s to enter the Top 20 of the Official UK Albums Chart with her new record Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy, released this week on Decca Classics. She is also the first ever Scottish classical artist to enter the Top 20. As well as landing the No. 1 spot in the classical chart, her album is simultaneously No. 19 in the pop chart, above Ellie Goulding,…