Nicola Benedetti

  • With Nicky Ask Nicky
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    With Nicky: Ask Nicky

    2019-06-11T11:08:00Z

    This week, ‘With Nicky’ becomes ‘Ask Nicky’ as Nicola Benedetti answers some of your questions. The violinist says: ’After recording this, however, we realised I never actually answered the most asked question! ”What is your shoulder rest?” The super duper attentive amongst you may have noticed a change over ...

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    With Nicky: Oasby Music Group

    2019-05-28T11:13:00Z

    This week on Nicola Benedetti’s journey of video tutorials, the violinist takes a trip outside her living room and into the home of the children of the Oasby Music Group. Founded in 2013 with just 7 beginner young musicians aged 5-8, the organisation now has 13 ensembles aged 4-18, with ...

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    7 tips on motivating yourself to practise

    2019-05-13T16:23:00Z

    7 different string players share their wisdom on maintaining motivation - as featured over the last 10 years in The Strad

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    'With Nicky': Inspiration

    2019-05-03T11:17:00Z

    This week in her video series, Nicola Benedetti is taking a step back from practice to look at what can inspire us to channel more feeling, energy and commitment into our playing

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    'With Nicky' recap: vibrato in Massenet’s Meditation

    2019-04-16T11:15:00Z

    A recap from Nicola Benedetti’s vibrato video, using the first two bars of Massenet’s Meditation as a vibrato exercise. ‘It’s important to remember that with all exercises, in the end, use your ears – they will tell you exactly how you want to sound and send messages to ...

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    'With Nicky' Recap: Playing Fast

    2019-04-09T11:09:00Z

    A recap of last week’s video today on Nicola Benedetti’s journey of YouTube tutorials, in which the violinist goes back over one of the most important parts of developing the basics for the left hand: Playing Fast - Velocity Requires Flexibility.

  • With Nicky Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 2
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    Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 2

    2019-04-02T11:00:00Z

    After a few very busy weeks practising, Nicola Benedetti presents Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 2. She says: ‘Before you watch this week’s video, I’d really encourage you to revisit Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 1 as this week is a continuation from what we ...

  • With Nicky Back to Basics Left Hand Part 1
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    With Nicky: Back to More Basics; left hand part 1

    2019-03-12T11:59:00Z

    This week on her journey of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is going back to more basics focusing on the left hand, taking us through what she considers to be one of the most sacred, basic and life changing exercises for her: Schradieck Number 1. She says: ‘It’s not the ...

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    Nicola Benedetti receives CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

    2019-03-07T17:17:00Z

    Violinist @NickyBenedetti has been awarded a CBE for Services to Music, which she collected this morning at Buckingham Palace. pic.twitter.com/v8Fxijq9Ki — STV News (@STVNews) March 7, 2019 The Scottish violinist was made CBE in 2019 New Year Honours list and was today ...

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    'With Nicky' Part 5: Equipment

    2019-02-26T12:00:00Z

    This week on her video journey, Nicola Benedetti is talking all things equipment: strings, shoulder rests, chin rests, her bow, her beautiful pegs and the violin itself. She also gives us a glimpse inside her violin case. She says, ‘Equipment is something that I have certainly obsessed over a ...