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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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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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Upcoming concerts

11.12.2017
20.00

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor

Beethoven Violin concerto

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Kölner Philharmonie
Kölner Philharmonie
Köln, Germany
12.12.2017
20.00

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor

Beethoven Violin concerto

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Kölner Philharmonie
Kölner Philharmonie
Köln, Germany
11.01.2018
19.30

London Mozart Players

Leonard Elschenbroich conductor

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Op. 77

 

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St John's Smith Square
St John's Smith Square
London, UK
18.01.2018
19.30

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Dallas, USA
19.01.2018
19.30

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
DALLAS, USA
20.01.2018
19.30

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
DALLAS, Texas
21.01.2018
14.30

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Dallas, USA
23.01.2018
19.00

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris

Douglas Boyd, conductor

Beethoven Violin concerto

 

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Paris, France
03.02.2018
19.30

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Sheldonian Theatre
Sheldonian Theatre
Oxford, UK
04.02.2018
19.00

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Marin Alsop conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
London, UK

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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