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.

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Review: Extraordinary weekend of intriguing and majestic music

17 November 2014

Michael Tumelty Herald Scotland RSNO  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall I COULDN’T say this until after the RSNO’s tremendous concert with Peter Oundjian and Nicola Benedetti on Saturday night, though I suspected it might be special. But what an extraordinary weekend it has been, witnessing Scotland’s three national orchestras, all on top form, all rolling out musical wonders on consecutive nights, and all reviewed today. It was like watching a fleet of flagships in full sail; there was something majestic about it all. The RSNO’s standing-room only concert on Saturday was mind-blowing. Shostakovich’s complex First Violin Concerto is relatively new to…

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Review: A soloist of potentially supreme calibre.

17 November 2014

RSNO: Benedetti – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall KEN WALTON The Scotsman * * * * She hasn’t always helped her case by generally sticking to a limited range of popular concerto repertoire – so many Bruchs and Mendelssohns, and so on – though it’s clear from the full houses she guarantees that she’s been giving her huge fan base exactly what they want. All of which made this weekend’s RSNO appearance a phenomenon in itself. Here she was, playing one of the real toughies of the repertoire, Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No 1, and not only did we witness a performance…

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