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08.08.2018

Edinburgh Festival ★★★★★ Reviews

As Scotland basked in the summer sunshine the Edinburgh Festival began again with an array of international and local artists taking to the stage. Nicola joined the renowned Baroque ensemble the Academy of Ancient Music for a programme of Telemann and Vivaldi. The performances were warmly received and met with glowing reviews, here are just […]

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27.07.2018

NCO, ESTA and NYOS Masterclasses

During the last few weeks I’ve met, heard and played alongside approximately 250 young musicians. We encountered repertoire by Bach, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Beethoven, Grieg and Janacek. I also had the pleasure of collaborating with over 70 teachers from all over the UK. We’ve played in small formations and very very large ones. We’ve tried […]

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21.07.2018

BBC Proms 2018

On Sunday 15 July 2018 the BBC Young Musician Competition celebrated its 40th Year Anniversary with a star studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Nicola (BBC Young Musician Winner and Competition Ambassador)  joined the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Andrew Gourlay to perform Ravel’s Tzigane. Also taking to the stage were previous winners […]

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11.06.2018

Debut with the Orchestre de Paris

This week, Nicola makes her debut alongside conductor Karina Canellakis with theOrchestre de Paris, in the closing concert of the orchestra’s season. Karina conducts a programme of Strauss’ Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten, Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, and Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Nicola as soloist. Nicola has been closely associated with Szymanowski since the […]

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05.05.2018

Praise for Baltimore Symphony Debut

  Nicola made her debut this week with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop. The performance was met with glowing reviews including the one below from the Baltimore Sun. Nicola also spent some time working with the orchestras youth programme ‘Orchkids’ taking part in their season performance.   ..The superb, Scottish-born violinist Nicola […]

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20.04.2018

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/ Matthias Pintscher/ Beethoven VC

Nicola recently completed an extensive schedule in America, finishing with concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and conductor Matthias Pintscher. Nicola’s Beethoven Violin Concerto was met with enthusiastic audiences and equally positive reviews. ‘Benedetti has a crisp, centered violin tone that shines in the high register, and she fearlessly navigates to the top of the […]

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16.04.2018

Piano Trio success throughout North America

Nicola, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk have just completed their 5-city North American trio tour. Beginning in Vancouver and ending in Boston the Trio received glowing reviews across the states. ‘a piano trio that not only scores through its interpretative strength but endears in its pursuit of romantic ardour.’ ‘One has to be slightly in awe […]

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09.02.2018

Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

In February, Nicola Benedetti embarks on a tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in the U.K. and U.S., making her debut with the orchestra. The tour comprises 10 concert dates in February 2018 across the U.K. and the States. Benedetti and conductor Marin Alsop come together for the U.K. concerts featuring an […]

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23.01.2018

Nicola gets top praise for Dallas Symphony Concerts

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.’ Karl-Heinz Steffens conductor, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln Beethoven Violin Concerto .’   For the full article please click here

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Upcoming concerts

25.08.2018
19.30

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop conductor

Bernstein Serenade

Usher Hall
Edinburgh, UK
29.08.2018
20.00

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Marin Alsop conductor

Bernstein Serenade

The National Concert Hall
Dublin, Ireland
26.09.2018
20.00

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits conductor

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2

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Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, Canada
27.09.2018
20.00

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Karabits conductor

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2

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Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, Canada
29.09.2018
20.00
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits    conductor
Prokofiev  Violin Concerto No. 2

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Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, Canada
02.10.2018
19.30

Brahms Sonatas

Alexei Grynyuk  piano

The Schubert Club
Schubert Club
Minneapolis, USA
11.10.2018
15.00

Masterclass: Redmaids School

Redmaids School
12.10.2018

Benedetti Sessions 

Masterclass, String Workshops, performances and more

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Cardiff, UK
13.10.2018

Benedetti Sessions 

Masterclass, String Workshops, performances and more

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Cardiff, UK
14.10.2018

Benedetti Sessions 

Masterclass, String Workshops, performances and more

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Cardiff, UK

Featured album

Homecoming – A Scottish Fantasy

Released on 07.07.2014

“This recording is deeply personal. It’s not often that a classical musician from Scotland has the good fortune of playing music from home, an opportunity I have greatly cherished over the last six months.” 1. Scottish Fantasy Introduction 2. Scottish Fantasy Scherzo 3. Scottish Fantasy Andante Sostenuto 4. Scottish Fantasy Finale 5. Ae Fond Kiss […]

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