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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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16.05.2017

‘Benedetti’s Stradivarius leaves footprint in the National Auditorium’

Over the course of three days, from the 12-14th May, Nicky performed three highly acclaimed interpretations of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España and Maestro Christoph Eschenbach. Review: Bachtrack ‘Benedetti’s Stradivarius leaves footprint in the National Auditorium’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘One of the features that most draw the attention of Benedetti […]

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12.05.2017

Christoph Eschenbach/ Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España.

Nicola replaced violinst Kavokos to perform Brahms Violin Concerto with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España in Madrid over the weekend of the 12th May. Further details can be found here.  

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08.05.2017

The Nicola Benedetti Strings Festival

On May  6 and 7 the European String Teachers Association (ESTA) and Saffron Hall joined forces with Nicola to present a weekend of activities and events devoted to the teaching and learning of stringed instruments. Presented by ESTA in partnership with Saffron Hall, this two-day festival was the first collaboration between the two organisations, and had been designed […]

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22.03.2017

Review: ***** Sunday Herald/ Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Peter Oundjian/ Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

AS she introduced Scotland’s national orchestra from the stage of the remarkable purple beach-side concert hall designed by the atelier of superstar American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, President of the Sarasota Concert Association Joy McIntyre launched her organisation’s appeal to subscribers for next year’s season of concerts with a reference her own ancestral heritage. Her […]

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13.03.2017

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Florida Tour, March 13-22, 2017

Nicola and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will fly the flag for Scotland in the United States with eight concerts in seven cities throughout Florida This tour, marking the RSNO’s first trip to the States in thirty-five years will include engagements in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Vero Beach, Gainesville, Fort Myers and Daytona Beach […]

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18.02.2017

Interview: The Violin Channel – U.S Tour

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti – in the midst of her North American tour as soloist with the Venice Baroque Orchestra VC INTERVIEW: Violinist Nicola Benedetti – Live From Her 13-city North American Vivaldi Tour February 18, 2017 The Violin Channel recently caught up with Scottish violin soloist […]

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06.02.2017

U.S Tour Vivaldi and 13 cities

Nicola has begun a North American tour with the Venice Baroque Orchestra. The coast-to-coast tour has Nicola working with the Venice Baroque Orchestra in 13 cities, and VBO founder Andrea Marcon joins for the first two concerts. Tour dates: • February 11, 2017 at 8:00pm: Purchase College, The Performing Arts Center, Purchase, NY • February 12, […]

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Upcoming concerts

10.08.2017
19.30

Edinburgh International Festival

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer Conductor

Brahms Violin Concerto

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Usher Hall
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, UK
25.08.2017
19.30

Menuhin Festival

Orchestra dell’Academia della Santa Cecilia Roma

Sir Antonio Pappano, Conductor

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216

 

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Gstaad Festival Tent
Gstaad Festival Tent
Gstaad, Switzerland

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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