Gramophone Magazine

Nicola Benedetti featured in Gramophone Magazine (Photo credit: Andy Gotts) Written by journalist Charlotte Garnder, the story shows an in-depth look at her experience with two pieces, Violin Concerto and Fiddle Dance Suite, written for her by jazz supsterstar Wynton Marsalis. The interview highlights the newest recording of these two works, from the origins of the […]



The Arts Desk: **** Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Mozart/ Birmingham

Playing with such energy, such synergy and such general camaraderie at the start of a tour must surely pave the way for even greater things to come. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti kicked off their European tour at Birmingham Town Hall, ahead of performances in Denmark, Switzerland and Germany. Opening with Mozart’s Third […]



Review: *****The Scotsman/Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Usher Hall, Edinburgh/Mozart

THERE’S a growing trend for soloists to also direct when playing with smaller scale chamber ensembles, and why not? After all, Mozart did. Leading this performance of two of his violin concertos, Nicola Benedetti was able to enjoy a closer and more intimate rapport with the orchestra. In the Violin Concerto No.3 in G there […]



Review: RSNO/Marsalis VC/ Sondergard

Usher Hall, Edinburgh Keith Bruce ***** THESE may have been the premiere Scottish performances of the concerto that Wynton Marsalis has written for violinist Nicola Benedetti, but she had already given the home audience a taste of it by way of a little blues encore, and the piece has undergone substantial revision since she played […]



Review: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

By Terry Blain   Is there a more daunting challenge for concert violinists than the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita in D minor? Probably not. Its 12-plus minutes of unaccompanied playing leave the soloist with nowhere to hide, and there are slippery slopes to fall off at practically every corner. The Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti made […]



The Strad: Nicola Benedetti made CBE in New Year Honours

Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to music in the 2019 New Year Honours list. The honour is one class below a damehood/knighthood. Benedetti has worked with organisations such as Sistema Scotland and the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity, and has […]