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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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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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Upcoming concerts

22.10.2017
20.00

 

Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Marko Letonja conductor

Brahms   Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 

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Stadthalle Wilhelmshaven
Stadthalle Wilhelmshaven
Wilhelmshaven, Germany
23.10.2017
20.00

Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Marko Letonja conductor

Brahms   Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 

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Glocke, Großer Saal
Glocke, Großer Saal Bremer Konzerthaus
Bremen, Germany
24.10.2017
20.00

Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Marko Letonja conductor

Brahms   Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 

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Glocke, Grosser Saal, Bremen Konzerthaus
Glocke, Grosser Saal, Bremen Konzerthaus
Bremen, Germany
27.10.2017
20.00

San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru  conductor

Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto in D Major

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Copley Symphony Hall
Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego, USA
29.10.2017
14.00

San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru  conductor

Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto in D Major

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Copley Symphony Hall
Copley Symphony Hall
San Diego, USA
02.11.2017
19.30

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru  conductor

Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto in D Major

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Verizon Hall
Verizon Hall
Philadelphia, USA
03.11.2017
14.00

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Cristian Macelaru  conductor

Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto in D Major

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Verizon Hall
Verizon Hall
Philadelphia, USA
02.12.2017
19.30

New World Symphony

James Gaffigan conductor

Szymanowski   Violin Concerto No. 2

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New World Center
New World Center
Miami, USA
03.12.2017
14.00

New World Symphony

James Gaffigan conductor

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 2

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New World Center
New World Center
Miami, USA
10.12.2017
11.00

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

Karl-Heinz Steffens  conductor

Beethoven Violin concerto

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Kölner Philharmonie
Kölner Philharmonie
Köln, Germany

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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