All Nicola Benedetti articles

  • Practice with Nicky 1
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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 ...

  • Prepare with Nicky
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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 ...

  • With Nicky Practice Prepare
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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

  • Nicola Benedetti masterclass
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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

  • Nicola Benedetti at the Proms
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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.

  • With Nicky Ask Nicky
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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 ...

  • OMG
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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 ...

  • Violin Scroll
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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

  • With Nicky 3.5
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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

  • Nicola Benedetti vibrato
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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 ...

  • Nicola Benedetti recap Velocity
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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 ...

  • With Nicky Back to Basics Left Hand Part 1
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    ‘With Nicky’ 6: 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 ...

  • Benedetti
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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’ 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’ 4: Vibrato Part II

    2019-02-19T12:00:00Z

    Following on from last week’s episode in her series of video tutorials, Nicola Benedetti is on to 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 ...

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

    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’ 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. ...