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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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02.02.2017

Interview: Cover Story – Strings Magazine

“To play Vivaldi’s music, you must have wings, you have to fly—and if you cannot fly, it’s difficult to play Vivaldi. Nicola can fly very high!” That’s Venice Baroque Orchestra director Andrea Marcon talking about Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti—lavish praise indeed coming from one of the world’s great Vivaldi specialists. When I relay this compliment […]

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08.01.2017

Masterclasses at UK Conservatoires

Next week Nicky visits three different music colleges to give masterclasses. The masterclass at the Royal Academy of Music on 10.1.17 will be broadcast on Facbook live. Please click here to link to the broadcast. https://www.facebook.com/royalacademyofmusic/ The Royal Academy of Music on 10.1.17 The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on 13.1.17 The Royal […]

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10.11.2016

Review: “Superb Stuff” Arts Desk’s Shostakovich/Glazunov Album

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1, Glazunov: Violin Concerto Nicola Benedetti (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits(Decca) So many decent recordings of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 have appeared in recent years, and here’s another. James Ehnes was given superb support from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the same team accompany Nicola Benedetti on this disc. Lower […]

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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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Upcoming concerts

26.04.2017
19.30

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Sondergard  conductor

Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1

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Göteborgs Konserthus
Göteborgs Konserthus
Gothenburg, Sweden
27.04.2017
19.30

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Sondergard conductor

Shostakovich Violin Concerto no.1

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Göteborgs Konserthus
Göteborgs Konserthus
Gothenburg, Sweden
30.04.2017
11.00

Dresden Festspielorchester

Ivor Bolton, Conductor

Jan Vogler, Cello
Alexander Melnikov, Piano

Beethoven Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra in C major Op. 56

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Dresden Kulturpalast
Dresden Kulturpalast
Dresden, Germany
02.05.2017
19.30

Sherborne Abbey Festival

Iuventus Chamber Orchestra

Leonard Elschenbroich   conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

 

 

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Sherborne Abbey
Sherborne, UK
16.05.2017
19.30

‘In conversation with’ evening recital

Alexei Grynyuk   piano

New programme of classical works for violin and piano

The evening ends with a chance for the audience to ask Nicola questions.

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01.06.2017
19.30

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

James Gaffigan    conductor

Wynton Marsalis  Violin Concerto

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Orchestra Hall
Orchestra Hall
Detroit, USA
02.06.2017
10.45

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

James Gaffigan conductor

Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto

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Orchestra Hall
Orchestra Hall
Detroit, USA
03.06.2017
20.00

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

James Gaffigan conductor

Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto

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Orchestra Hall
Orchestra Hall
Detroit, USA
21.06.2017
20.00

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Peter Oundjian conductor

Szymanowski    Violin Concerto No. 2

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Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, Canada
22.06.2017
20.00

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Peter Oundjian conductor

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 2

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Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, 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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