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08.01.2017

Masterclasses at UK Conservatoires

Next week Nicky visits three different music colleges to give masterclasses. The masterclass at the Royal Academy of Music on 10.1.17 will be broadcast on Facbook live. Please click here to link to the broadcast. https://www.facebook.com/royalacademyofmusic/ The Royal Academy of Music on 10.1.17 The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on 13.1.17 The Royal […]

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10.11.2016

Review: “Superb Stuff” Arts Desk’s Shostakovich/Glazunov Album

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1, Glazunov: Violin Concerto Nicola Benedetti (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits(Decca) So many decent recordings of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 have appeared in recent years, and here’s another. James Ehnes was given superb support from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the same team accompany Nicola Benedetti on this disc. Lower […]

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26.09.2016

Nicola opens the London Philharmonic Orchestra season with their principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski

Nicola opened the London Philharmonic season with a performance of both Szymanowski’s Violin Concertos No.1 and 2. Recorded and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 from the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, London. Click here to listen to the broadcast   ‘Benedetti rose to the occasion with her signature sumptuous tone, relishing the almost ceaseless outpouring […]

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26.09.2016

Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins Askonas Holt for general management

Askonas Holt is delighted to welcome acclaimed Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti to its artist roster for general management. Nicola is a leading violinist of her generation and works with many of the world’s most renowned orchestras and conductors. On Friday 23 September Nicola opened the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016/17 season with Principal Conductor Vladamir Jurowski. […]

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25.09.2016

Review: The Arts Desk London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Jurowski/ Royal Festival Hall, London

Benedetti, LPO, Jurowski, RFH Imaginative programme delivered with intensity and precision by Gavin Dixon [1]Saturday, 24 September 2016 Vladimir Jurowski began his latest season as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic with a typically bold and adventurous programme. At its core were the two Szymanowski violin concertos performed by Nicola Benedetti, and these were framed by Debussy’s Prélude à l’après–midi […]

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20.09.2016

Nicola announced as Patron of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST)

The Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) announces violinist Nicola Benedetti, as its new patron. This news comes ahead of a new, free of charge, Saturday School for Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme pupils which starts on Saturday 24th September. As a patron of Music in Secondary Schools Trust, Nicola Benedetti will be instrumental in supporting the […]

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31.07.2016

Review: Chicago Tribune Chicago Symphony/Macelaru/Marsalis VC

by Howard Reich Wynton Marsalis long ago established his fluency in multiple musical languages, jazz and classical chief among them. But blues, gospel, spirituals, tango, African chant and other idioms also course through Marsalis’ large works, such as the symphonic-choral “All Rise,” the sanctified “In This House, On This Morning” and the vocal-orchestral epic “Blood […]

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27.07.2016

Interview: LA Times Nicola and Wynton Marsalis

By Catherine Womack Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti was 17 when she met American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. A rising classical star, she was on her own in New York for the first time for a performance at Lincoln Center. “Kathleen Battle sang in the same concert and Elie Wiesel spoke,” she recalls. “Itzhak Perlman was […]

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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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Upcoming concerts

25.01.2017
19.00

Jungle Wilde Series

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Maurice Ravel Trio for piano, violin and cello A minor
Mark-Anthony Turnage Duo for cello and Violin
Arlene Sierra ‘Butterflies Remember a Mountain’
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio no.1 in B major  op. 8

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Konzerthaus
Konzerthaus
Dortmund, Germany
26.01.2017

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Maurice Ravel Trio for piano, violin and cello A minor
Mark-Anthony Turnage Duo for cello and Violin
Arlene Sierra ‘Butterflies Remember a Mountain’
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio no.1 in B major op. 8


Istanbul, Turkey
27.01.2017
19.30

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Ravel Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello a minor
Turnage Duo for Cello and Violin
interval
Sierra Piano Trio Butterflies Remember a Mountain
Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B major Op.8

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Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick, UK
29.01.2017
19.30

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Ravel Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello a minor
Turnage Duo for Cello and Violin
interval 
Sierra Piano Trio Butterflies Remember a Mountain
Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B major Op.8

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Mogens Dahl
Mogens Dahl
Copenhagen, Denmark
11.02.2017
20.00

Venice Baroque Orchestra
Andrea Marcon  conductor

Mixed Vivaldi programme

 

 

 

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Purchase College
Purchase College
New York, USA
12.02.2017
17.30

Venice Baroque Orchestra
Andrea Marcon  conductor

Mixed Vivaldi programme

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Shriver Hall
Shriver Hall
Baltimore, USA
14.02.2017
19.30

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Andrea Marcon conductor

Mixed Vivaldi programme

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Cabell Hall Auditorium, University of Virginia
Cabell Hall Auditorium, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, USA
16.02.2017
19.30

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Andrea Marcon conductor

Mixed Vivaldi programme

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Folly Theater
Folly Theater
Kansas City, USA
18.02.2017
20.00

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Andrea Marcon conductor

Mixed Vivaldi programme

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Palladium
Palladium
Carmel, USA
19.02.2017
14.00

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Andrea Marcon conductor

Mixed Vivaldi programme

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University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Centre
University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Centre
Notre Dame, USA

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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