Nicola Benedetti

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti gives Ysaÿe masterclass


    You're really enjoying yourself when you play - or at least look like you're enjoying yourself. Always important to know how to do that!' Nicola Benedetti gives a masterclass on Ysaÿe's Sonata no.5 at the Royal College of Music in London in February 2014. The violinist ...

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti's bow goes flying


    As violinist Nicola Benedetti rehearsed for a performance of Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Edinburgh's Usher Hall last week, her bow went flying in a particularly vigorous passage. Thankfully, no damage was done to the bow. Subscribe to The ...

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    Nicola Benedetti performs Bruch on the Stradivarius 'Gariel' violin, 1717


    Nicola Benedetti perform the third movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto no.1 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the Stradivarius 'Gariel' violin, 1717. The instrument features in The Strad's 2015 calendar , 'Violins of the Stars', on sale now. John Dilworth explores the stories and ...

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    Nicola Benedetti

    Nicola Benedetti's success from a young age has made her one of the most high-profile violinists in the world today. Born to a half-Scottish, half-Italian mother and an Italian father, Benedetti was brought up in West Kilbride, Scotland. She started the violin aged five and received instruction ...