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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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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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Upcoming concerts

28.09.2016
19.30

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Alexei Grynyuk Piano

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

 

Ravel   Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor

Turnage Duo for cello and violin

Brahms Piano Trio no.1 in B major, Op.8

 

 

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All Saints Church
All Saints Church
Fordham, Essex
30.09.2016

Cumnock Tryst Festival

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

 

Alexei Grynyuk Piano

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Ravel  Trio for piano, violin and cello in A minor

Turnage  Duo for cello and violin

Brahms  Piano Trio no.1 in B major Op.8

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Cumnock Tryst Festival
Cumnock Tryst Festival
Cumnock, Scotland
07.10.2016
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Peter Oundjian  conductor

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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Usher Hall
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, UK
08.10.2016
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Peter Oundjian conductor

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, UK
18.10.2016
20.00

Orchestra Haydn

Arvo Volmer  conductor

Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin op. 77

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Auditorium, Teatro Comunale
Auditorium
Bolzano, Italy
19.10.2016
20.30

Orchestra Haydn

Arvo Volmer conductor

Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin op. 77

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Auditorium
Auditorium
Trento, Italy
27.10.2016
19.00

National Symphony Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach  conductor

Wynton Marsalis  Violin Concerto
(NSO co-commission, East Coast premiere)

 

 

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The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Washington,USA
29.10.2016
20.00

National Symphony Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach conductor

Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto
(NSO co-commission, East Coast premiere)

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The Kennedy Center
Washington,USA
10.11.2016
20.00

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Wayne Marshall conductor

Marsalis Violin Concerto

 

 

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Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Gewandhaus
Leipzig, Germany
11.11.2016
20.00

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Wayne Marshall conductor

Marsalis Violin Concerto

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Gewandhaus
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

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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