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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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01.02.2016

‘Dazzling and Dynamic’ **** Review: The Arts Desk

by Gavin Dixon For full article please Click here. With Andris Nelsons now moved to pastures new, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is without a chief conductor, so for this performance in Saffron Walden (repeating a programme given in Birmingham) it worked with a guest at the podium, the young Israeli Lahav Shani. At […]

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14.01.2016

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Nicola recently performed with duo partner,pianist Alexei Grynyuk on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme. Click here to watch the video of the live performance. Programme: Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler

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05.12.2015

Sinfini Music Session – Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Delighted to share this video with you from Sinfini Music. Here Nicola performs with the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio, the second movement – Scherzo (Molto Allegro) – of Brahm’s Piano Trio No.1 in B major (Op.8). ‘Watch as the close-up camera work lays bare the intimacy of chamber music and the shared communication that enables all […]

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25.11.2015

Zubin Mehta, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence

Nicola has taken to the stage for the second time this year with world renowned conductor Zubin Mehta. This time with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in beautiful Florence, Itay. The programme for the concert in the majestic Opera di Firenze building was an all Beethoven programme as follows. Programme Ludwig van Beethoven   […]

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09.11.2015

Marsalis Concerto Premiere: “Dazzling” and “Impressive”.

On November 6th Nicola performed the World premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Violin concerto. The performance at the Barbican Hall in London sold out and the reviews below offer an insight into this fantastic concert. The Telegraph ‘…A labour of love…’ The Independent ‘I’ve never heard Benedetti project her sound with such mellow warmth …’ The Arts Desk […]

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03.11.2015

The Telegraph: Interview

Nicola Benedetti: the violin virtuoso teams up with jazz titan Wynton Marsalis Click here to read the full article online. Ivan Hewett, 3.11.15 It’s a gorgeous, breezy day in mid-August in the little lakeside community of Chautauqua in the north-western corner of New York state. Inside the modest concert hall there’s music emanating from the […]

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Upcoming concerts

01.05.2016
19.30

Scottish Ensemble

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D minor, RV 235
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D major, RV 211
Vivaldi Grosso Mogul

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The Queen's Hall
The Queen's Hall
Edinburgh
03.05.2016
19.30

Scottish Ensemble

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D minor, RV 235
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D major, RV 211
Vivaldi Grosso Mogul

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Grand Théâtre de Provence
Grand Théâtre de Provence
Aix-en-Provence
05.05.2016
19.30

Scottish Ensemble

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D minor, RV 235
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D major, RV 211
Vivaldi Grosso Mogul

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İş Sanat Concert Hall
İş Sanat Concert Hall
Istanbul, Turkey
07.05.2016
19.30

Investec International Music Festival present 

London Mozart Players

Guest Conductor Maxim Rysanov

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major 

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Mairlot Hall, St Teresa's
Mairlot Hall, St Teresa's
Effingham, Dorking, UK
12.05.2016
20.00

NAC Orchestra

Rafael Payare Conductor

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish

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Southam Hall, National Arts Centre
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre
Ottawa, Canada
13.05.2016
19.00

NAC Orchestra

Rafael Payare Conductor

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish’

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Southam Hall, National Arts Centre
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre
Ottawa, Canada
15.05.2016
14.00

Chamber Music recital

Mozart Violin Sonata no.21′ in E minor, K304

Brahms Piano Quartet no.1 in G minor, Op.25

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Auditorium, National Gallery of Canada
Auditorium, National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada
20.05.2016
20.00

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Dale Barltrop leader

Mozart  Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major, “Turkish”

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Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Vancouver, Canada
21.05.2016
20.00

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Dale Barltrop leader

Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major, “Turkish”

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Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Vancouver, Canada
02.06.2016
19.30

Manchester Camerata

Andrea Marcon Conductor

Mozart Violin Concerto No.3 in G major, K216
Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K219

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Lyceum Theatre
Lyceum Theatre
Crewe, 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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