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30.09.2017

Elgar Violin Concerto with the RSNO and Peter Oundjian

TURNING thirty is a landmark for anyone, but for Scotland’s international star violinist Nicola Benedetti it proved a particularly pivotal moment. On the evening before, she performed at the BBC Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Thomas Sondergard, playing the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1 that featured on her most recent […]

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02.03.2017

Interview: “THE ECONOMIST’S 1843” MAGAZINE

Feature: Nicola Benedetti’s Coming of Age The Economist 1843 By Clemency Burton-Hill March 2017 Issue Nicola Benedetti exploded onto the British classical music scene in 2004 after she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, aged 16, with a blistering performance of Karol Szymanowski’s fiendish first violin concerto. Since then she’s been Female […]

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31.07.2016

Interview: Los Angeles Times with Wynton Marsalis and Nicola

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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02.07.2016

Interview: violinist.com Marsalis Concerto

  by Laurie Niles Marsalis’s “Concerto in D” for violin and orchestra — described as a virtuoso-level mix of American music and its myriad influences — is making its way across the world, with Benede6 front and center. The piece is in four movements: I. Rhapsody, II. Rondo Burlesque, III. Blues, and IV. Hootenanny. Composer […]

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03.11.2015

The Telegraph

Nicola Benedetti: the violin virtuoso teams up with jazz titan Wynton Marsalis Click here to read the full article online. Ivan Hewett, 3.11.15 It’s a gorgeous, breezy day in mid-August in the little lakeside community of Chautauqua in the north-western corner of New York state. Inside the modest concert hall there’s music emanating from the […]

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11.09.2015

My life in Travel. The Independent

It’s a steep, steep climb to my dad’s village in Italy. He grew up in the area surrounding Pisa, but left for Scotland when he was nine years old. After a lifetime of hearing stories of him departing the beautiful mountain top village of Farnocchia on a donkey, I finally visited, with my parents. The […]

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24.08.2015

Interview: When Nicola Benedetti met Wynton Marsalis

by Ken Walton The Scotsman THE violin virtuoso and the jazz great are trading tips, as two worlds collide in a genre-crossing collaboration Violinist Nicola Benedetti and jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis are sharing a sofa backstage at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Neither seems willing to take sole credit for hatching a plan that has […]

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03.08.2015

Interview: The Amati Magazine EDITOR’S BRUNCH: NICOLA BENEDETTI AND LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH

EDITOR’S BRUNCH: NICOLA BENEDETTI AND LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH Amati Magazine Article by Jessica Duchen Amati is delighted to present a substantial interview with Nicola Benedetti and her partner, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich – the first non-filmed one they have given together. Over a lavish West London brunch they tell Jessica Duchen about helping one another, finding your own pace, and practising in […]

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17.05.2015

Interview: The Sunday Times, Music in Schools Feature

We’re lost in music The subject, sidelined by the coalition, should be given special status in all state schools, the violin prodigy Nicola Benedetti tells Sian Griffiths Sian Griffiths Nicola Benedetti rehearses with pupils at Highbury Grove School last weekend in a scheme she hopes will spread nationwide (Akira Suemori) NICOLA BENEDETTI is standing amid […]

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22.05.2014

Review: The New York Times. Vladimir Jurowski and the New York Philharmonic

By Corinna da Fonseca- Wollheim May 22, 2014 Two dominant figures from the British music scene made their Avery Fisher Hall debuts with the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday evening. The fiery Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and music director, for over a decade, of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, […]

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