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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
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.
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 […]