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05.05.2018

Praise for Baltimore Symphony Debut

  Nicola made her debut this week with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop. The performance was met with glowing reviews including the one below from the Baltimore Sun. Nicola also spent some time working with the orchestras youth programme ‘Orchkids’ taking part in their season performance.   ..The superb, Scottish-born violinist Nicola […]

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20.04.2018

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/ Matthias Pintscher/ Beethoven VC

Nicola recently completed an extensive schedule in America, finishing with concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and conductor Matthias Pintscher. Nicola’s Beethoven Violin Concerto was met with enthusiastic audiences and equally positive reviews. ‘Benedetti has a crisp, centered violin tone that shines in the high register, and she fearlessly navigates to the top of the […]

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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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Upcoming concerts

28.05.2018
19.30

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr   director and harpsichord

 

Telemann Alster Overture-Suite

Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in D major ‘Il Grosso Mogul’

Vivaldi ‘Dresden’ Concerto for Violin in F major

Telemann Concerto for Violin in A major ‘The Frogs’

Telemann Concerto for Four Violins in C major

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Saffron Hall
Saffron Hall
Saffron Walden, UK
30.05.2018
20.00

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr   director and harpsichord

Telemann Alster Overture-Suite

Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in D major ‘Il Grosso Mogul’

Vivaldi ‘Dresden’ Concerto for Violin in F major

Telemann Concerto for Violin in A major ‘The Frogs’

Telemann Concerto for Four Violins in C major

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Chiltern Arts Festival
Dorchester Abbey
Dorchester, UK
31.05.2018
19.30

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr   director and harpsichord

 

Telemann Alster Overture-Suite

Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in D major ‘Il Grosso Mogul’

Vivaldi ‘Dresden’ Concerto for Violin in F major

Telemann Concerto for Violin in A major ‘The Frogs’

Telemann Concerto for Four Violins in C major

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The Barbican
Barbican
London, UK
08.06.2018
20.30

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo

Stéphane Denève   conductor

Bernstein  Serenade

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Auditorium Rainer III
Auditorium Rainer III
Monte Carlo, Monaco
13.06.2018
20.30

Orchestre de Paris

Karina Canellakis      conductor

Szymanowski   Violin Concerto No 2 

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Philharmonie, Grande Salle Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez Hall, Philharmonie de Paris
Paris, France
14.06.2018
20.30

Orchestre de Paris

Karina Canellakis      conductor

Szymanowski   Violin Concerto No 2 

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Philharmonie de Paris
Philharmonie de Paris
Paris, France
24.06.2018
19.00
London Symphony Orchestra
 Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1

 

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Barbican Hall
Barbican Centre
London, UK
27.06.2018
19.30
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Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall
Birmingham, UK
28.06.2018
14.15

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla  Conductor

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

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Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall
Birmingham, UK
15.07.2018
19.00

BBC Proms

BBC Young Musician 40th Anniversary

BBC Concert Orchestra

Andrew Gourlay  Conductor

Ravel Tzigane

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Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert 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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