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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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06.04.2016

Review: Limelight Magazine Australia ★★★★☆ Tasmanian Symphony/Brahms Double/ Elschenbroich/ Letonja

★★★★☆ Power couple Benedetti and Elschenbroich unite in a show-stopping performance. by Stephanie Eslake Federation Concert Hall, Hobart Beethoven and Brahms were paired in a thrilling programme presented by the the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with young stars Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich joining the group for a double concerto. Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b […]

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22.03.2016

RSNO, Peter Oundjian Review Summary

Following a busy  week in Scotland, performing and recording Szymanowski’s 2nd concerto in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen with the wonderful  Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Conductor Peter Oundnian, below are highlights of the numerous 4* reviews. “There was more of the ecstatic in Benedetti’s sharply etched yet sumptuous playing in her expansive Szymanowski Concerto, heavy with vibrato and simmering […]

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27.02.2016

“Complete Mastery of her instrument” Review: Rome recital MPNews 27.2.16

Scottish of Italian descent, Nicola Benedetti born in 1987, is without doubt the new star on the international violin circuit. And one with a rare precocious talent. She is one of the best violinists of her generation. Determination, complete mastery of her instrument, passion, complexity of sound, sensuality, beauty. Nicola Benedetti is all of these […]

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12.02.2016

The Telegraph Review: ‘A Trio of True Stars’ Benedetti, Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio, St John’s Smith Square, review:

Ivan Hewett, Full article click here. 12 FEBRUARY 2016 • If any piano trio could achieve star status, it’s surely this one. It may have an unpronounceable name, but it has in Nicola Benedetti one of the world’s starriest young violinists. It also has in Leonard Elschenbroich a romantic cellist straight out of central casting, […]

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Upcoming concerts

31.08.2016
19.00

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

Lahav Shani conductor

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No.2

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Stockholm Concert Hall
Stockholm Concert Hall
Stockholm, Sweden
23.09.2016
19.30

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

Szymanowski Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2*

 

 

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Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
London, UK
24.09.2016
19.30

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski conductor

Brahms Violin Concerto

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Saffron Hall
Saffron Hall
Saffron Walden, UK
28.09.2016
19.30

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Alexei Grynyuk Piano

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Southbank International Chamber Music Series

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

Southbank International Chamber Music Series

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

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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