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04.09.2019

The Benedetti Foundation.

I am so excited to announce that today The Benedetti Foundation opens applications for the first Benedetti Sessions in 2020. The Benedetti Foundation will provide variation, inspiration and enrichment, to the UK’s education system and communities. We are devoted advocates with a fierce approach towards pulling together individuals and organisations that too often work in […]

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29.07.2019

★★★★★ Reviews from the BBC Proms with National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Mark Wigglesworth

Nicola’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with NYO was met with rave reviews following the recent BBC Proms performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. ★★★★★ The Guardian secure and expansive performance, meticulous preparation… Full review: https://www.theguardian.com/…/prom-12-nyo-nicola-benedetti-… ★★★★★ The Arts Desk There won’t be a more thrilling Prom this year. National Youth Orchestra of […]

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23.05.2019

Michael Garvey announced as Executive Director of the Benedetti Foundation

Nicola is delighted to reveal that Michael Garvey, current Director of BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, has accepted the role of Executive Director and is joining the team to help establish the Benedetti Foundation.   Over the coming year, Nicola intends to formalise her vision and expand her commitment to the education of […]

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02.05.2019

Review: The Times BBC SO/Oramo at the Barbican ★★★★

★★★★ Elgar’s Violin Concerto is a big beast in every respect: big in passions, technical requirements, interpretative challenges and, definitely not least, demands on the soloist’s stamina. Yehudi Menuhin famously recorded it, under the composer’s baton, at 16 — but that’s not to be recommended. The concerto is generally believed to evoke a love affair […]

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08.03.2019

Nicola receives CBE at Buckingham Palace

      I am very grateful to receive this honour. Thank you. This meaningful public recognition encourages me to deepen my commitment to music, to playing and to providing enrichment, inspiration and variation to the eduction system that serves communities throughout the UK. I am more resolved than ever to reinforce my advocacy for […]

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24.01.2019

The Benedetti Foundation and “With Nicky”

Nicola is one of the world’s leading advocates for quality music education, the role of arts and culture in the wider community and the transformational effect it has on all young people. She has been committed to education projects since the age of 15 and in the past 12 months, Nicola has worked with over […]

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16.01.2019

Classical Up Close: Nicola Benedetti and Wynton Marsalis Live From The Greene Space

WQXR presents an exclusive event with Nicola— whose extraordinary service to music and education has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth II — and legendary American trumpeter, composer and educationalist Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. After the huge success of the violin concerto Marsalis wrote for Benedetti in 2015, they have teamed […]

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29.12.2018

Nicola receives CBE in New Years honours from Her Majesty the Queen.

I am very grateful to receive this honour. Thank you. This meaningful public recognition encourages me to deepen my commitment to music, to playing and to providing enrichment, inspiration and variation to the education system that serves communities throughout the UK. I am more resolved than ever to reinforce my advocacy for arts and culture, […]

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17.12.2018

Nicola nominated for best Classical Artist at 2019 Global Awards

The media and entertainment group Global, which owns Classic FM, has announced the return of its annual awards. The public and a panel of industry experts will vote for their favourite artists. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Hammersmith Apollo on 7 March, at which Lang Lang is set to perform. […]

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21.11.2018

Successful Australian Tour for the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

The Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio made their debut tour across Australia throughout November to glowing reviews and contented and inspired audiences of all ages. Premiering their programme of Richard Strauss, Johannes Brahms and Australian composer Gordon Kerry, critics  offered up some of the following words of praise. ‘… it is rare to witness this much […]

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Upcoming concerts

Featured album

Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite

Released on 12.07.2019

Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major – 1. Rhapsody Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major – 2. Rondo Burlesque Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major – 3. Blues Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major – 4. Hootenanny Marsalis: Fiddle Dance Suite – 1. Sidestep Reel Marsalis: Fiddle Dance Suite – 2. As the Wind goes […]

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