Review: ★★★★★ The Times Edinburgh Festival/Academy of Ancient Music/ Vivaldi & Telemann

The Times, Academy of Ancient Music, Queens Hall Edinburgh  Queen’s Hall ★★★★★ ‘Nicola Benedetti is on such sensational form at present that she could play the Midlothian Yellow Pages and still mesmerise a crowd.’ With due respect to Simon Rattle et al, I will be amazed if the music programme at this year’s Edinburgh International […]



Review: ★★★★★ The Herald Scotland/ Academy of Ancient Music/ Vivaldi & Telemann

The Herald Scotland, Academy of Ancient Music, Queens Hall Edinburgh  Keith Bruce Queen’s Hall ★★★★★ ‘the most exquisite playing I have heard from her.’ WHEN violinist Nicola Benedetti joined the RSNO for its dates in Florida last year, it was straight from a US tour with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, and a transition for the […]



Review: London Symphony Orchestra/ Noseda/ Shostakovich VC 1 Barbican, London

Sunday, June 24, 2018 Barbican Hall, London Reviewed by Guy Holloway @ Classical Sourc There is nothing like a sold-out Shostakovich concert, and a queue for returns comprising both the young and the old, to restore one’s faith that we are au fond a healthy society. First up was the First Violin Concerto which, following […]



Review: Baltimore Sun/ Baltimore Symphony/ Marin Alsop/Bernstein

BSO delivers bracing Bernstein program with Benedetti, Alsop ..The superb, Scottish-born violinist Nicola Benedetti, in her BSO debut, delivered the solo part with a sweet, but penetrating, tone and a keen sense of the music’s rich character. Tim Smith  The Baltimore Sun  Some anniversaries in the classical music world go by barely noticed. You are […]



Seen and Heard International: Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio / Vancouver

A Very Satisfying Debut for the Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio 16/04/2018 Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio (c) Jane Lawrence Schubert – Notturno for Piano Trio in E-flat major D897 Brahms – Piano Trio in C major Op.87 Turnage – Duetti d’Amore for cello and violin Ravel – Piano Trio in A minor Celebrated British violinist Nicola […]



Interview: Vancouver Sun, Trio Canadian debut

Nicola Benedetti, one of Vancouver’s favourite violinists, returns Sunday to play for the Vancouver Recital Society with two musical friends in tow: cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk. The Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio offers an extraordinarily rich program at the Vancouver Playhouse on the afternoon of April 8, its Canadian debut. Benedetti was born […]