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30.06.2016

★★★★ Review : The Guardian​ Shostakovich/Glazunov: Violin Concertos CD review

★★★★ Review : The Guardian​ Shostakovich/Glazunov: Violin Concertos CD review – ‘agile, commanding Benedetti’ Written by Kate Molleson This might just be Nicola Benedetti’s best recording yet. Two very different 20th-century violin concertos show her at her most generously expressive and succinct, her most agile and commanding. Shostakovich wrote his seething First Concerto in the […]

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24.06.2016

The Times Review: Decca Classics/ Glazunov/ Shostakovich Album ★★★★☆

★★★★☆ The Times and The Sunday Times Album Review: Shostakovich/ Glazunov Concertos / Richard Morrison This riveting performance of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto (released on July 1) is Nicola Benedetti’s best recording to date. The work is a colossal emotional challenge, as well as being technically fiendish. Written in the late 1940s during one of […]

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20.05.2016

DECCA CLASSICS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM!

SHOSTAKOVICH AND GLAZUNOV VIOLIN CONCERTOS Benedetti explores contrasting Russian violin concertos in an album of two works composed four decades apart. Pre-order! iTunes: http://po.st/rc8BQ6 Amazon: http://po.st/PLvBs8 Nicola Benedetti’s new album on Decca Classics is a journey between two different, yet connected, concertos for the violin. Glazunov’s glittering 1904 work is separated from his pupil Shostakovich’s […]

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30.04.2016

Armonico Consort

After returning from New Zealand Nicola joined the Armonico Consort, performing Vivaldi and Mozart Concerti with Director Christopher Monks. 24.04.2016 at The Anvil, Basingstoke ! Basingstoke 25.04.2016 at Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick Vivaldi | Violin Concerto in D minor RV 235 Vivaldi | Violin Concerto in D major RV 211 Mozart | Solemn Vespers […]

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06.04.2016

Review: Limelight Magazine Australia ★★★★☆ Tasmanian Symphony/Brahms Double/ Elschenbroich/ Letonja

★★★★☆ Power couple Benedetti and Elschenbroich unite in a show-stopping performance. by Stephanie Eslake Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Beethoven and Brahms were paired in a thrilling programme presented by the the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with young stars Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich joining the group for a double concerto. Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b […]

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22.03.2016

RSNO, Peter Oundjian Review Summary

Following a busy  week in Scotland, performing and recording Szymanowski’s 2nd concerto in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen with the wonderful  Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Conductor Peter Oundnian, below are highlights of the numerous 4* reviews. “There was more of the ecstatic in Benedetti’s sharply etched yet sumptuous playing in her expansive Szymanowski Concerto, heavy with vibrato and simmering […]

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27.02.2016

“Complete Mastery of her instrument” Review: Rome recital MPNews 27.2.16

Scottish of Italian descent, Nicola Benedetti born in 1987, is without doubt the new star on the international violin circuit. And one with a rare precocious talent. She is one of the best violinists of her generation. Determination, complete mastery of her instrument, passion, complexity of sound, sensuality, beauty. Nicola Benedetti is all of these […]

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12.02.2016

The Telegraph Review: ‘A Trio of True Stars’ Benedetti, Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio, St John’s Smith Square, review:

Ivan Hewett, Full article click here. 12 FEBRUARY 2016 • If any piano trio could achieve star status, it’s surely this one. It may have an unpronounceable name, but it has in Nicola Benedetti one of the world’s starriest young violinists. It also has in Leonard Elschenbroich a romantic cellist straight out of central casting, […]

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01.02.2016

‘Dazzling and Dynamic’ **** Review: The Arts Desk

by Gavin Dixon For full article please Click here. With Andris Nelsons now moved to pastures new, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is without a chief conductor, so for this performance in Saffron Walden (repeating a programme given in Birmingham) it worked with a guest at the podium, the young Israeli Lahav Shani. At […]

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14.01.2016

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Nicola recently performed with duo partner,pianist Alexei Grynyuk on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme. Click here to watch the video of the live performance. Programme: Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler

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Upcoming concerts

28.07.2016
20.00

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru conductor

Marsalis  Violin Concerto

 

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Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, United States
09.08.2016

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Masterclass

Conductor David Watkins

Elgar Violin Concerto

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Scotland, UK
10.08.2016

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Masterclass

Conductor David Watkins

Elgar Violin Concerto

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
11.08.2016

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Masterclass

Conductor David Watkins

Elgar Violin Concerto

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
12.08.2016

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Masterclass

Conductor David Watkins

Elgar Violin Concerto

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
13.08.2016

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Masterclass

Conductor David Watkins

Elgar Violin Concerto

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
25.08.2016

Chipping Campden International Festival

Festival Academy Orchestra

Brahms Violin Concerto

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Chipping Campden International Festival
Chipping Campden International Festival
UK
27.08.2016

Chipping Campden International Festival

Festival Academy Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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Chipping Campden International Music Festival
Chipping Campden International Festival
31.08.2016
19.00

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

Lahav Shani conductor

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No.2

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Stockholm Concert Hall
Stockholm Concert Hall
Stockholm, Sweden
23.09.2016
19.30

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

Szymanowski Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2*

 

 

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Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
London, UK

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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