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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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22.07.2017

Return to the BBC Proms

On 18th July Nicola returned to the Royal Albert Hall stage for her eagerly anticipated second BBC Proms performance.  Nicola performed Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 with Thomas Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to critical acclaim. Ivan Hewitt of The Telegraph exclaimed: “Benedetti gave the Shostakovich an unaccustomed sweetness. Even at the moment when […]

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12.06.2017

Review: “Magnificent”- Detroit Symphony Orchestra/ Marsalis Violin Concerto

Review: In Detroit, Wynton Marsalis’s best piece Palm Beach ArtsPaper By Greg Stepanich June 12, 2017 DETROIT — The compositions of Wynton Marsalis now extend to a substantial catalog in jazz and classical genres that includes many works for jazz ensembles, oratorios (Blood on the Fields, All Rise), a string quartet, sacred works (In This House, The […]

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25.05.2017

Queen’s Medal for Music

“I am deeply humbled and grateful to receive the Queen’s Medal for Music, and will continue to fight for people’s access to the arts. The soul of this country needs nurturing, and the power of this extraordinary human creation can provide a helping hand. This past month alone I have had the opportunity to meet […]

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Upcoming concerts

03.03.2018
19.30

Bach                                   Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006

Ysaÿe                                 Violin Sonata No.5 in G major, Op. 27

Wynton Marsalis           New Works for Solo Violin

Bach                                  Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

First unaccompanied recital

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Saffron Hall
Saffron Hall
Saffron Walden, UK
04.03.2018
11.00

Bach   Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Ysaÿe Violin Sonata No.5 in G major, Op. 27
Wynton Marsalis New Work for Solo Violin
Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

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Harrogate International Festival
Old Swan Hotel
Harrogate, UK
04.03.2018
11.00

Bach                        Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006

Ysaÿe                       Violin Sonata No.5 in G major, Op. 27

Wynton Marsalis   New Works for Solo Violin

Bach                         Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Solo Recital

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Harrogate International Festival
Harrogate International Festival
Harrogate,UK
06.03.2018
19.30

Nicola Benedetti In-the-round

Bach                                   Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006

Ysaÿe                                 Violin Sonata No.5 in G major, Op. 27

Wynton Marsalis           New Works for Solo Violin

Bach                                  Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Solo recital

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Town Hall
Town Hall
Birmingham, UK
08.03.2018
19.00

Bach                                   Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006

Ysaÿe                                 Violin Sonata No.5 in G major, Op. 27

Wynton Marsalis           New Works for Solo Violin

Bach                                  Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004

 

Solo Recital

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Konzerthaus
Konzerthaus
Dortmund,Germany
11.03.2018
11.00

Bach                  Partita in D minor, BWV 1004 

Bach                  Sonata in E, BWV 1016

Ysaÿe                Sonata No.3 8’; Sonata No.5 

Solo recital

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Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings, UK
12.03.2018
20.15

J.S. Bach     Partita No.2 in d, BWV 1004

Ysaÿe            Sonata in d, op. 27, nr. 3 ‘Ballade à Enesco’

J.S. Bach     Partita No.3  in E, BWV 1006

Ysaÿe            Sonata in G, op. 27, nr. 5

Solo Recital

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Concertgebouw
Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Holland
22.03.2018
19.30

Würth Philharmoniker

Rumon Gamba Conductor

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto op.64

 

 

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Carmen Würth Forum
Carmen Würth Forum
Künzelsau, Germany
31.03.2018
20.00

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Edward Gardner conductor

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

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Philharmonie Berlin
Philharmonie Berlin
Berlin, Germany
08.04.2018
15.00

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Leonard Elschenbroich trio

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Schubert   Adagio from Piano Trio in E flat major Op. 148, D. 897

Brahms    Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

Turnage   Duetti d’Amore

Ravel        Piano Trio in A minor 

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Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver Canada

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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