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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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20.09.2016

Nicola announced as Patron of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST)

The Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) announces violinist Nicola Benedetti, as its new patron. This news comes ahead of a new, free of charge, Saturday School for Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme pupils which starts on Saturday 24th September. As a patron of Music in Secondary Schools Trust, Nicola Benedetti will be instrumental in supporting the […]

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31.07.2016

Review: Chicago Tribune Chicago Symphony/Macelaru/Marsalis VC

by Howard Reich Wynton Marsalis long ago established his fluency in multiple musical languages, jazz and classical chief among them. But blues, gospel, spirituals, tango, African chant and other idioms also course through Marsalis’ large works, such as the symphonic-choral “All Rise,” the sanctified “In This House, On This Morning” and the vocal-orchestral epic “Blood […]

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27.07.2016

Interview: LA Times Nicola and Wynton Marsalis

By Catherine Womack Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti was 17 when she met American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. A rising classical star, she was on her own in New York for the first time for a performance at Lincoln Center. “Kathleen Battle sang in the same concert and Elie Wiesel spoke,” she recalls. “Itzhak Perlman was […]

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30.06.2016

★★★★ Review : The Guardian​ Shostakovich/Glazunov: Violin Concertos CD review

★★★★ Review : The Guardian​ Shostakovich/Glazunov: Violin Concertos CD review – ‘agile, commanding Benedetti’ Written by Kate Molleson This might just be Nicola Benedetti’s best recording yet. Two very different 20th-century violin concertos show her at her most generously expressive and succinct, her most agile and commanding. Shostakovich wrote his seething First Concerto in the […]

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24.06.2016

The Times Review: Decca Classics/ Glazunov/ Shostakovich Album ★★★★☆

★★★★☆ The Times and The Sunday Times Album Review: Shostakovich/ Glazunov Concertos / Richard Morrison This riveting performance of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto (released on July 1) is Nicola Benedetti’s best recording to date. The work is a colossal emotional challenge, as well as being technically fiendish. Written in the late 1940s during one of […]

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20.05.2016

DECCA CLASSICS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM!

SHOSTAKOVICH AND GLAZUNOV VIOLIN CONCERTOS Benedetti explores contrasting Russian violin concertos in an album of two works composed four decades apart. Pre-order! iTunes: http://po.st/rc8BQ6 Amazon: http://po.st/PLvBs8 Nicola Benedetti’s new album on Decca Classics is a journey between two different, yet connected, concertos for the violin. Glazunov’s glittering 1904 work is separated from his pupil Shostakovich’s […]

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Upcoming concerts

17.12.2016

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

James Gaffigan conductor

Marsalis Violin Concerto

 

 


22.12.2016
20.00

Special concert: IPO 80th Anniversary

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Manfred Honeck

Soloists: David Garrett, violinist
Julian Rachlin, violinist
Nicola Benedetti, violinist
Leonidas Kavakos, violinist

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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Charles Bronfman Auditorium
Charles Bronfman Auditorium
Tel-Aviv, Israel
30.12.2016
20.00

HR Sinfinieorchester

Aziz Shokhakimov conductor

Bruch Violin Concerto

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Stadttheater
Giessen Stadttheater
Giessen, Germany
01.01.2017
15.30

HR Sinfinieorchester

Aziz Shokhakimov conductor

Bruch Violin Concerto

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Wiesbaden Kurhaus
Wiesbaden Kurhaus
Wiesbaden, Germany
19.01.2017
19.30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Joseph Swensen – Conductor

Beethoven  Violin Concerto

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Usher Hall
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, UK
20.01.2017
19.30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Joseph Swensen – Conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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City Halls
City Halls
Scotland, UK
21.01.2017
19.30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Joseph Swensen – Conductor

Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Easterbrook Hall
Easterbrook Hall
Dumfries, UK
25.01.2017
19.00

Jungle Wilde Series

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Maurice Ravel Trio for piano, violin and cello A minor
Mark-Anthony Turnage Duo for cello and Violin
Arlene Sierra ‘Butterflies Remember a Mountain’
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio no.1 in B major  op. 8

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Konzerthaus
Konzerthaus
Dortmund, Germany
26.01.2017

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Maurice Ravel Trio for piano, violin and cello A minor
Mark-Anthony Turnage Duo for cello and Violin
Arlene Sierra ‘Butterflies Remember a Mountain’
Johannes Brahms Piano Trio no.1 in B major op. 8


Istanbul, Turkey
27.01.2017
19.30

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Alexei Grynyuk piano

Ravel Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello a minor
Turnage Duo for Cello and Violin
interval
Sierra Piano Trio Butterflies Remember a Mountain
Brahms Piano Trio No.1 in B major Op.8

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Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick Arts Centre
Warwick, 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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