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06.10.2019

Wynton Marsalis and Nicola Benedetti Facebook Live Q&A

 (Photo credit Decca Classics:) Following the Decca Classics album release, composer Wynton Marsalis and violinist Nicola Benedetti discuss their collaboration on Marsalis’ Violin Concerto in D with a Facebook Q&A live stream. The concerto and its recording have also received multiple positive reviews, including one from The New York Times. Watch the Q&A below:

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22.09.2019

The Open Ears Project

The #OpenEarsProject is a new daily podcast from Clemency Burton-Hil & WNYC Studios in which people share stories about the #classicalmusicthat means the most to them. In this episode takes us back to the time she was ten and first heard #Beethoven’s heavenly #violin concerto – and what she has learned from it all these […]

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18.09.2019

New Website: The Benedetti Foundation

Please visit the new website for all of the latest information from The Benedetti Foundation, including application forms to the Benedetti Sessions in 2020.

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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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Upcoming concerts

28.11.2019
19.30

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski  Conductor

EDWARD ELGAR  Violin Concerto in B 

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Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid,
Auditorio Nacional de Música de Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
04.12.2019
19.30

 Wiener Symphoniker

Santtu-Matias Rouvali  Conductor

MAX BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

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Wiener Konzerthaus
Wiener Konzerthaus
Vienna, Austria
06.12.2019
19.00

Wiener Symphoniker

Santtu-Matias Rouvali  Conductor

MAX BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

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Wiener Konzerthaus
Wiener Konzerthaus
Vienna, Austria
13.12.2019
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Christian Reif   Conductor

BELA BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2

 

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Usher Hall
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, UK
14.12.2019
19.30

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Christian Reif   Conductor

BELA BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2

 

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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Glasgow, UK
06.02.2020
14.15
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Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall
Birmingham, UK
08.02.2020
19.00
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Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall
Birmingham, UK
14.02.2020
19.30

New World Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas     Conductor

Bartók : Violin Concerto No. 2

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New World Center
New World Center
Miami, USA
15.02.2020
19.30

New World Symphony Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas     Conductor

Bartók : Violin Concerto No. 2

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New World Center
New World Center
Miami, USA
12.03.2020
19.30

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

 

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Usher Hall
Usher Hall
Edinburgh, UK

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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