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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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22.03.2017

Review: ***** RSNO, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, Florida

AS she introduced Scotland’s national orchestra from the stage of the remarkable purple beach-side concert hall designed by the atelier of superstar American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, President of the Sarasota Concert Association Joy McIntyre launched her organisation’s appeal to subscribers for next year’s season of concerts with a reference her own ancestral heritage. Her […]

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20.03.2017

Review: Palm Beach Daily News/ RSNO/Oundjian

Back again for a matinee performance, The Royal Scottish National Orchestrabrought an outstanding performance of Debussy, Bruch, and Beethoven Wednesday to the Kravis Center. The concert opened with Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune(Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun). It was a beautiful rendition of this symphonic poem, with the most delicate moments […]

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19.01.2017

Music review:The Herald Scotland/ Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Beethoven VC Usher Hall

  Miranda Heggie Four Stars With an all Beethoven programme, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with soloist Nicola Benedetti gave a balanced and insightful performance of three of the composer’s works on Thursday evening. Opening with Leonore Overture No 1, one of no less than four possible overtures penned by the composer for his only opera, […]

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09.12.2016

Review: CBSO/Tchaikovsky / Omer Meir Wellber

***** Benedetti brings a sensational Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto to Birmingham Initially I had thought the marketing for this concert to be rather overdone. The prospect of the excellent City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra playing Richard Strauss’s awe-inspiring and monumental Ein Heldenleben was barely visible in the small print. Benedetti’s countenance graced the advertising, the programme […]

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27.10.2016

Review: The Washington Post Music NSO offers exuberant Marsalis concerto

By Anne Midgette October 27, 2016 Wynton Marsalis, the jazz artist, has made repeated forays into art-music composition — writing, that is, notated music for large ensembles, like “Blood on the Fields,” a jazz oratorio that won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize. In the last year he’s had a couple of significant orchestral performances in the […]

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