All Nicola Benedetti articles

  • Virtual Benedetti Sessions Celebration Concert
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    Virtual Benedetti Sessions: Grand Finale

    2020-06-02T16:25:00Z

    Three weeks of music-making come to a culmination in this concert from Sunday 31 May, which showcases all the participants of the Virtual Benedetti Sessions. Programme 4:32 Warlock: Capriol Suite Movement 6, ‘Mattachins’ 12:51 Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, 4th movement 23:06 Paganini: Caprice ...

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    Nicola Benedetti receives honorary degree from Robert Gordon University Aberdeen

    2020-03-16T11:17:00Z

    The violinist was rewarded for her ‘outstanding contribution to arts and continued work in making music accessible to young people’

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    Nicola Benedetti takes her Benedetti Sessions to the US

    2020-03-02T13:24:00Z

    The violinist’s new appointment as St. Louis Symphony Orchestra artist-in-residence will include the first Benedetti Session Stateside, alongside performances and outreach work

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    Nicola Benedetti performs at 2020 Grammys

    2020-01-28T17:03:00Z

    Watch Nicola Benedetti perform Fiddle Dance Suite at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, which took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday 26 January.

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    Prepare with Nicky: Introduction - Meet Your Tutors

    2019-12-03T13:37:00Z

    With only 33 days until the Benedetti Sessions - Nicola Benedetti’s series of orchestra-based weekend workshops which aim to address the needs of young musicians and of teachers - the violinist is launching a video a day. And she’s starting by introducing some of the tutors involved. ‘The good news’, ...

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    Practice with Nicky - How to…Routine

    2019-11-01T10:17:00Z

    In her first Practice with Nicky video, Nicola Benedetti focuses on building a routine. The violinist says: ‘Over the next couple of months, we’re going to take you through a host of practice tips. I hope there will be something there for everyone! But please let us know if you ...

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    Prepare with Nicky: Part 1 - who is Elgar

    2019-10-29T12:57:00Z

    In the first of Nicola Benedetti’s ‘Prepare with Nicky’ series, the violinist is focusing on Edward Elgar. Benedetti says: ‘Elgar is certainly one of the most beloved British composers and we felt it fitting to play a piece of music by him with our Advanced Orchestra at The Benedetti ...

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    With Nicky: Practice and Prepare Introduction

    2019-10-22T14:36:00Z

    Nicola Benedetti offers tips on how to organise your time, how to stay concentrated and what to do with the time you have

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    Nicola Benedetti gives masterclass on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

    2019-09-13T12:24:00Z

    Nicola Benedetti works with Juillliard School graduate Gregory Cardi on the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64.

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    Applications open for Nicola Benedetti string workshops

    2019-09-05T11:44:00Z

    First ‘Benedetti Sessions’ to take place in Glasgow, London, Dundee, Antrim, Manchester and Saffron Walden

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    Nicola Benedetti at NYO Prom

    2019-08-13T15:49:00Z

    To end her Prom with the National Youth Orchestra (for whom she was recently made ambassador), Nicola Benedetti performs the second movement of Wynton Marsalis’s Fiddle Dance Suite: a ballade called As the Wind Goes.   Read: Nicola-Benedetti-to-become-NYO-ambassador

  • Nicola Benedetti family concert Wigmore Hall
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    Nicola Benedetti gives family concert at Wigmore Hall

    2019-07-02T11:46:00Z

    In this video Nicola Benedetti and presenter Lucy Drever give an interactive concert inspired by landscapes, stories and people from across the UK. The programme includes music by Massenet, Bach and Ravel.

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    ‘With Nicky’ 12: 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 ...

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    ‘With Nicky’ 11: 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’ 10: 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’ 9: Recap – vibrato in Massenet’s Méditation

    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’ 8: 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. See the full series here

  • With Nicky Back to More Basics Left Hand Part 2
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    ‘With Nicky’ 7: Back to More Basics, Left Hand Part II

    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 ...