Press

16.04.2018

Seen and Heard International: Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio / Vancouver

A Very Satisfying Debut for the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio 16/04/2018 Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio (c) Jane Lawrence Schubert – Notturno for Piano Trio in E-flat major D897 Brahms – Piano Trio in C major Op.87 Turnage – Duetti d’Amore for cello and violin Ravel – Piano Trio in A minor Celebrated British violinist Nicola […]

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23.02.2018

Review: Independent , USA OAE

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Delivers Thrilling Performance By Charles Donelan This small, conductor-less orchestra with the long name — Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) — delivered what was unquestionably one of the CAMA International Series season’s most thrilling performances at the Granada on February 13. Led from the concertmaster’s chair by […]

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05.02.2018

Review: OAE/ Alsop/ Beethoven ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Backtrack Rebellious Beethoven from Nicola Benedetti, Marin Alsop and the OAE It was Robert Schumann who called Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony “a slender Greek maiden between two Norse giants”. Nestling between the revolutionary Eroica and the Fifth’s hammer blows of Fate, the sunny Fourth is no shrinking violet, a little minx brimming with Haydnesque wit. […]

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23.01.2018

Review: Beethoven Violin Concerto/Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Donald Runnicles

Beethoven Violin Concerto/Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Donald Runnicles Review: The Dallas Morning News January 20, 2018 A guest conductor much respected by DSO musicians, the Scotsman Donald Runnicles, was on the podium Thursday night. He brought with him an unusual program, in an unusual order: two of the overtures Beethoven composed for his sole opera, originally called […]

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11.12.2017

Review: Gürzenich-Orchester Köln / Karl-Heinz Steffens/ Beethoven Violin Concerto

‘The Italian-Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti provided a further Mediterranean touch, putting Beethoven’s violin concerto in line with its bright, slender, energetic tone and without any romanticising sentiment.’ For the full article please click here

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10.10.2017

***** Review: Herald Scotland RSNO/ Oundjian/ Elgar concerto

  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Keith Bruce WITH soloist Nicola Benedetti’s first concert performances of Elgar’s Concerto and the violinist adding her name to the supporters of medical charity Tenovus Scotland on the same evening as music director Peter Oundjian launched his final season programme of blockbuster works with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, there was […]

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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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15.08.2017

Review: The Scotsman Edinburgh International Festival / BFO – Budapest Festival Orchestra Iván Fischer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘ A deeply considered, thoughtful account, each note weighed carefully for meaning, but never sounding forced or calculated.’

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26.06.2017

“A powerhouse musician” with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Oundjian

Review: Broadway World Toronto : Toronto Symphony Orchestra/ Oundjian/ Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.2   …’Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.2 followed, showcasing the talented Nicola Benedetti on violin. Oundjian introduced the piece, stating, “The language is so beautiful, so rich – yet it has this impressionist quality to it.” After a haunting introduction, the main theme is established in the strings, […]

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12.06.2017

Review: 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 […]

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