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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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