Nicola Benedetti
British musician
Nicola Benedetti
Nicola Benedetti, MBE is a Scottish classical violinist.
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The Transatlantic Collaboration Behind Wynton Marsalis' New Violin Concerto
NPR - 4 months
The jazz trumpeter wrote his Concerto in D for, and with, the Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti. The two say the process was "fascinating" — but painstakingly slow.
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Nicola Benedetti: Tiny Desk Concert
NPR - almost 4 years
Watch the young violinist spin out music by John Williams and Bach in sweet and soulful tendrils of sound. Wielding a 1717 Gariel Strad worth $10 million, Benedetti performs with warmth and approachable grace that's simply enchanting. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Nicola Benedetti takes aim at American audiences
Fox News - almost 4 years
Musician's international profile soars
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Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti sweeps America (VIDEOS)
Monsters and Critics - almost 4 years
International star violinist Nicola Benedetti launched the release of her new recording, The Silver Violin, in America last week with
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King of Waltz Andre Rieu announces extra tour dates
Buxton Advertiser - over 4 years
After a record breaking series of 30 sold-out concerts in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dutch Maestro André Rieu announces an extra concert in Manchester on Thursday December 13 and a third show in Birmingham on Thursday December 20. Tickets are on sale now. Seven concerts of his UK Tour are sold-out. Known as “The King of Waltz”, André Rieu is one of the best-selling live acts in the world. He has sold over 35 million albums globally, and has broken all classical concert records, packing stadiums and arenas with more than 700,000 adoring fans each year. After last year’s successful UK tour, André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra will take to the stage with an enchanting new show guaranteed to turn every audience member into a lifelong fan. Classic BRIT nominee Rieu’s latest album “And The Waltz Goes On”, on which he collaborated with Academy Award-winning actor Sir Antony Hopkins, is nominated for Classic FM Album Of The Year at the BRIT awards. The ceremony will take place Tuesdaynight ...
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A 'Numpty' Glance, Minnesotan Muddles And Brass Bullies
NPR - over 4 years
Nicola Benedetti bears foolishness gracefully, orchestral woes in Minnesota and perhaps the greatest Tumblr concept ever: from this past week, all the classical news that's fit to link. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Elisabeth Braw: The Proms: Music Festival Excites in Shadow of the Olympics
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The Proms: bustling, elegant and down-to-earth at the same time. For over a century the BBC Promenade Concerts have excited Londoners and visitors alike: they've flocked to the eight-week classical music festival in central London to listen to an extraordinary line-up of orchestras and soloists, with none of the stiffness usually associated with classical concerts. That's because Henry Wood, the 20th century conductor, created the Proms (Promenade Concerts) as a way for ordinary people to enjoy classical music. The standing tickets are still very cheap, and the die-hard fans queue for hours to get them. But this summer London has been infatuated with its mistress, the Olympic Games. The Proms have faded from public attention -- and newspaper pages -- in favor of the Games with its homegrown heroes. Attendance at the Proms has slipped as Londoners, fearful of Olympics-related chaos, have left the city and non-Olympic visitors have stayed home. But the Olympics, the flighty m ...
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Classical Music Star 'Furious' About School Provisions
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has attacked the lack of music provision in schools. The 25-year-old secured a £2 million, six-album record contract after winning BBC Young Musician of the Year at 16 and is now set to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. But she told the Radio Times: "I'm fiercely furious about the provision of music in schools. 'Fiercely furious': classical music star Nicola Benedetti "So many people up and down the country are trying to create a better foundation for musical education. "But decisions have been made, especially in the light of funding cuts, that are, I think, catastrophic to our future as a nation." Benedetti, who first had violin lessons at the age of five and left home at 10 to attend the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, said: "Now, more than ever, we need a cultural identity for youth in this country." The Scottish violinist added: "If children don't have very strong parenting and don't have an activity to re ...
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Ladies’ night for The Queen
Belper - over 4 years
FOUR leading female soloists will join forces for a classical concert in Nottingham on July 5 with a royal theme. Alison Balsom (trumpet), Nicola Benedetti (violin), Natalie Clein (cello) and Lesley Garrett (soprano and presenter) will be appearing in The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at the Royal Concert Hall, with the event getting under way at 7.30pm. Sian Edwards will be conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a glittering parade of stunning pieces for soloist and orchestra. These include The Lark Ascending and The Wasps Overture by Vaughan Williams, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Handel’s Let The Bright Seraphim, Walton’s Two Pieces From Henry V, Elgar’s Chanson De Matin and Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. Tickets for the extra concert, which is not part of the Nottingham Classics season, cost £17-£42, are available by calling the box office on 0115 9895555.
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South Bank Show to include Nicholas Hytner and UK Grime scene
Banmoco - almost 5 years
The South Bank Show is to profile the boss of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, as well as the UK grime music scene upon the programme’s return to television on Sky’s Arts channel. To the shock of many, including Melvyn Bragg, the show’s long-running host, the arts series was axed in 2009 by its original broadcaster ITV. Prince Charles joined the chorus of discontent when he branded the end of the show a “sad loss”. Much to the excitement of viewers, Bragg is to return to host Sky Arts’ new series. He commented that it is great for him and the show to both be back in business. The first episode is to be broadcast on 27 May and will feature the first ever South Bank Show profile of Hytner – the boss of the National Theatre since 2003. When he was a director, Hytner worked on History Boys by Alan Bennett as well as an adaptation of the Phillip Pullman trilogy – His Dark Materials. Two years ago, the leading figure was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama. In fo ...
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Travel review: A Titanic journey
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 5 years
Over a century on, Belfast remains proud of its links to Titanic, as Suzanne McTaggart reports THE people of Belfast have a popular saying about the Titanic: “She was built by the Irish – and sunk by the English”. And nowhere in the world has the famous ship been more celebrated than Northern Ireland’s capital, where 15,000 men built the doomed liner at the shipyards of Harland and Wolff. I was privileged enough to visit Belfast for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy last weekend, where a string of events were held to remember the 1,500 men, women and children who died when the ship sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic ocean. The city’s pride in constructing the liner, which was the largest moving object in the world at the time and a miracle of technology, is impossible to avoid – making it a must-visit destination for all out-and-proud ‘Titanoraks’ like myself. Titanic-related features include a memorial garden at Belfast City Hall, where the name of e ...
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Top violinist Laura takes a bow with Nicola Benedetti
Bearsden Herald - almost 5 years
A TALENTED violinist from Douglas Academy’s Music School won a masterclass with her idol - the world famous virtuouso Nicola Benedetti.
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Lessons can be learned from music in the classroom - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
... at work as El Sistema is cultivated in Raploch, Stirling, where the effects on the community and community values are already documented, and where luminaries as starry as Nicola Benedetti have been so impressed they have committed to contribute
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Un reper pe harta culturală a Europei - Adevărul
Google News - over 5 years
Dirijor: Horia Andreescu, Solist: Nicola Benedetti, vioară. Din program: Lucrări de Glazunov şi Mahler. - Vineri, 9 septembrie, ora 22.30, Ateneul Român - Orchestra de Cameră din Lausanne. Dirijor şi solist: Christian Zacharias
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Bereaved violin star's charity cuppa - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
WORLD-RENOWNED violinist Nicola Benedetti is backing a nationwide fundraising event, the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, after losing her grandmother to cancer. The charity Macmillan Cancer Support hopes thousands of people will hold
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Music and Magic in Moritzburg 2011 - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Just to name a few: Violinists Nicola Benedetti (still only 22 and beginning to flower), Mira Wang (Vogler's wife, with two adorable young daughters in tow), the brilliant young New Yorker Philippe Quint, Arnaud Sussmann (whose recording of Beethoven's
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Nicola Benedetti - Die italienische Violine - KlassikAkzente
Google News - over 5 years
Und er hat mit Nicola Benedetti eine neue Meisterin gefunden. Barocke Geiger waren zuweilen durchaus umtriebige, manchmal gar wild impulsive Zeitgenossen. Der florentinische Virtuose Francesco Veracini beispielsweise soll in seinem ereignisreichen
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L'Aquila: musica di notti d'estate - Il Capoluogo.it
Google News - over 5 years
... con il Quartetto di Cremona e con l'Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese ed artisti nuovi quali Nicola Benedetti, Michelangelo Lupone, Marcello Nardis e Gabriella Sborgi, Lucilla Galeazzi e la Compagnia “Hora Decima”, Gabriele Mirabasssi ed Enrico Blatti
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nicola Benedetti
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 24
    In September 2012, she played at the Last Night of the Proms.
    More Details Hide Details In the New Year Honours 2013 Benedetti was as a appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to music and charity. In spring 2003, Benedetti, invited as a soloist by the London Symphony Orchestra, participated in the recording of the DVD titled "Barbie of Swan Lake" at Abbey Road Studios. In October 2003, as the extra feature on this DVD, "Playing With Passion" was filmed and released by Mattel. BBC Scotland, using this DVD, created a documentary on Benedetti, which was broadcast on television in the U.K. in March 2004.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 17
    Because of this victory, she won the music section of the Top Scot award in December 2005.
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  • 2004
    Age 16
    At the end of 2004, she agreed to a £1m six album recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Group Classics and Jazz.
    More Details Hide Details Aside from solo performances, Benedetti performs in a trio with her boyfriend the German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, and Russian pianist Alexei Grynyuk. On 27 November 2007, Benedetti was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Glasgow Caledonian University. She is one of the youngest recipients of such an award. On 23 November 2011, Benedetti received an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh.
    At the age of 16, she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in May 2004, performing Karol Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto in the final at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
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  • 2002
    Age 14
    In August 2002, she won the United Kingdom's Brilliant Prodigy Competition, broadcast by Carlton Television.
    More Details Hide Details She left the Menuhin School shortly after, and at the age of 15 began studying privately with Maciej Rakowski, former leader of the English Chamber Orchestra. Benedetti received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2010
  • 2001
    Age 13
    She played to the Prince again in 2001 when she performed a concerto with the London Mozart Players at St. James's Palace.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequent performances followed with the City of London Sinfonia, as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, etc.
  • 2000
    Age 12
    In 2000, Benedetti performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Opera.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 9
    By the age of nine, she had already passed the eight grades of musical examinations while attending the independent Wellington School, Ayr, and in September 1997 began to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School for young musicians under Lord Menuhin and Natasha Boyarskaya in rural Surrey, England.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of her first year (1998), she played solo in the school's annual concert at Wigmore Hall, and performed in London and Paris as a soloist in Bach's Double Violin Concerto (together with Alina Ibragimova). She played in a memorial concert at Westminster Abbey celebrating the life and work of Yehudi Menuhin. In 1999, Benedetti performed for the anniversary celebrations at Holyrood Palace with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland in the presence of HRH The Prince Edward.
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on July 20, 1987.
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