Nicola Benedetti

  • Nicola Benedetti vibrato
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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 ...

  • Nicola Benedetti recap Velocity
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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 ...

  • With Nicky Equipment
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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 ...

  • With Nicky Vibrato Part 2
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    'With Nicky': Vibrato Part 2

    2019-02-19T12:00:00Z

    Following on from last week’s episode in her series of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is onto Vibrato Part 2, in which she progresses from easier to slightly harder vibrato exercises. She focuses on how to put some of last week’s exercises into practice with one of the most popular pieces ...

  • With Nicky Vibrato
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    'With Nicky' Part 3: Vibrato

    2019-02-12T12:00:00Z

    This week on Nicola Benedetti’s series of video tutorials, she talks about a much requested subject…vibrato. It’s not surprising there have been so many questions and comments about it as vibrato is one of the most tricky things for string players to develop. Learning and building the fundamentals of this ...

  • With Nicky Part Two
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    'With Nicky' part 2: Developing Your Sound

    2019-02-05T12:00:00Z

    Why is sound so important? ‘With Nicky’ this week delves into the depths of developing sound, while reminding us that no two violinists sound the same, and that they shouldn’t sound the same. There’s lots of experimentation, plus plenty of advice on embracing the journey to finding your own sound. ...

  • Nicola Benedetti Back to Basics
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    Back to Basics with Nicky

    2019-01-29T12:00:00Z

    Kicking off the ‘With Nicky’ series this week, and our media partnership with Nicola Benedetti’s new video venture, it’s Back to Basics, in which the violinist delves further into the fundamentals of the violin and bow hold to develop comfort, flexibility and relaxation.