Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2011, violinist Nicola Benedetti has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. Nicola enthralls and communicates to audiences with dynamic and energy-filled performances. And whilst she is a highly sought performer on the world platform, Nicola is also fiercely dedicated to music education. Through her work with such organisations as Sistema Scotland, she has helped to demonstrate the power that music can have in transforming the lives of young people.
5 May 2015
By David Karlin, 04 May 2015 http://bachtrack.com/review-benedetti-urbanski-lso-may-2015 ***** Karol Szymanowski‘s Violin Concerto no. 1 defies conventional structural analysis: from its quirky opening of woodwind chirps over ostinato strings to its delicate, evanescent ending – followed by the shortest of little musical jokes – it’s music that goes in all manner of directions, seemingly at the composer’s whim. Yet there is magic at work: as you wander around this diverse musical landscape – sometimes briskly, more often meandering – you never feel in anything other than safe hands. Especially, that is, if the hands are those of Nicola Benedetti… For the full article please click here
9 January 2015
In September 2015, Nicola embarks on an 11-date tour of the UK and Dublin with a personally curated programme inspired by the spirit of Italy and Nicola’s own Italian heritage. The concerts include two seminal and cherished works from the classical repertoire – Vivaldi’s THE FOUR SEASONS and Tchaikovsky’s SOUVENIR DE FLORENCE. They also feature the UK and Irish premiere of a brand new work written specially for Nicola and Leonard Elschenbroich by one of the UK’s foremost composers – Mark-Anthony Turnage. TO CHECK VENUES NEAR YOU AND BUY TICKETS CLICK READ MORE click here