Nicola Benedetti

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‘I’m not saying we won’t make mistakes’ – violin sensation Nicola Benedetti on becoming EIF’s first female director
She was leading an orchestra at the age of eight and won Young Musician of the Year at 16. What is the virtuoso’s vision for Edinburgh international festival? Audiences moved to tears and bagpipes going global

Alex Needham

17, Oct, 2022 @2:55 PM

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Nicola Benedetti becomes first woman and first Scot to lead Edinburgh international festival
Grammy and Brit-award-winning violinist will take over from Fergus Linehan after this year’s 75th anniversary event

Severin Carrell and Nadia Khomami

01, Mar, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Edinburgh international festival returns with music-heavy lineup
With theatre and dance scaled back, music dominates, including concerts from Simon Rattle, Damon Albarn, Nicola Benedetti and Laura Mvula

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Jun, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Benedetti/OAE/Cohen review – baroque prom programme brings subdued fun
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment violinists duetted with Nicola Benedetti in lively, playful Vivaldi concertos, which left Handel and Bach sounding a little tame

Erica Jeal

04, Sep, 2020 @12:59 PM

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'I’m stupidly, feverishly excited': Proms performers on how they feel to be back on the Royal Albert Hall stage
Four of the musicians who’ll be part of the 2020 Proms live concerts series tell us what the festival - and live performance - means to them

02, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Nicola Benedetti: Elgar Violin Concerto review I Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
Benedetti/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Jurowski/Limonov
Benedetti’s tone and decisiveness is made for this work, and she brings an understated edge to the added miniatures, too

Erica Jeal

14, May, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Nicola Benedetti: 'Music is the art of all the things we can't see or touch. We need it in our lives'
The violinist and passionate campaigner for music education spoke about the enriching power of classical music in a speech for the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Nicola Benedetti

08, Nov, 2019 @12:52 PM

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Prom 12: NYO/ Benedetti/ Wigglesworth review – glowing strings and a touch of Marsalis
Meticulous preparation was evident in this powerful performance from the National Youth Orchestra with violinist Nicola Benedetti

Erica Jeal

28, Jul, 2019 @11:44 AM

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Nicola Benedetti: ‘Even aged six, I was moved to tears by music’
The celebrated violinist on working with Wynton Marsalis, music education – and classical music’s supposed image problem

Fiona Maddocks

15, Jun, 2019 @1:00 PM

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​Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio/Dark Twin review – rapturous moments, with a bit of rambling
Nicola Benedetti and her proficient trio give their Mark-Anthony Turnage ‘love duet’ a solid airing, while Australian pianist Zubin Kanga took us in new musical directions

Andrew Clements

10, Jul, 2016 @1:14 PM

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Cheltenham music festival review – Erik Satie celebrations hit the right note
The French composer’s 150th anniversary was the occasion for a high spirited concert with Vasily Petrenko and Nicola Benedetti

Rian Evans

08, Jul, 2016 @12:53 PM

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Shostakovich/Glazunov: Violin Concertos CD review – agile, commanding Benedetti

Kate Molleson

30, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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