Nicky's Notes

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Donald Trump and Beethoven

I have to admit, I thought of Trump during last night’s Beethoven concerto with the fantastic Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Joseph Swensen – but it made me try to play all that joy & beauty so ferociously. Beethoven knew and cared a lot about his social and political environment – it was hard for him […]

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Working with In Harmony, Sistema England

Nicky recently worked with In Harmony Liverpool , Sistema England. Playing for children in nursery, Yr 1, Yr 2 and Yr 3, illustrating the violin and answering lots of questions. Below are a couple of images from a very enjoyable day  

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Music School of Douglas Academy.

“Today’s experience playing with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotlandstudents today was moving, insightful & sensitive. So so proud of you all!”

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Scotland from the Air

A beautiful photo of Scotland from the air. Returning home with Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk to perform at the Cumnock Tryst.

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Minneapolis and the Majestic Mississippi

‘Allow me to share a few personal snapshots from this week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I had the pleasure of playing with the incredible Minnesota Orchestra, Andrew Litton and Leonard Elschenbroich. The musicians were kind, warm and communicative and the halls packed full four nights in a row. We played the music of two German giants […]

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Three countries five days.

It’s been a marathon of Vivaldi with the wonderful Scottish Ensemble the past few days, performing a variety of concertos in Edinburgh Scotland, Aix-en-Provence, France and Istanbul, Turkey – but here is a clip of the most famous one – no need to spell it out! Enjoy!  

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