All Nicola Benedetti articles – Page 2

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    All for one: Nicola Benedetti


    When violinist Nicola Benedetti launched her Benedetti Sessions at the beginning of this year she had no idea that the mass-participation workshops for string players and teachers would be stalled by Covid-19. Undeterred, she moved the programme online, which, as she tells Peter Somerford, was no bad thing

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    The Benedetti Foundation releases Virtual Mini Sessions


    The Virtual Mini Sessions are designed to provide in-depth exploration of a wide variety of topics

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    Virtual Benedetti Sessions: Grand Finale


    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 No. 24 played by 12 masters of ...

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    Nicola Benedetti receives honorary degree from Robert Gordon University Aberdeen


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 Sessions, ...

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    With Nicky: Practice and Prepare Introduction


    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


    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


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

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    Nicola Benedetti at NYO Prom


    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

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    Nicola Benedetti gives family concert at Wigmore Hall


    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


    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 ...

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    ‘With Nicky’ 11: Oasby Music Group


    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


    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


    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


    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 your hands ...