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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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    'With Nicky' 1: Back to Basics

    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. See the full series here ...

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    Nicola Benedetti launches video series and Benedetti Foundation

    2019-01-24T11:09:00Z

    ‘I have had the huge fortune in my life of being exposed to some of the world’s greatest violin and music teachers, and I want to make as much of the information available to as many people as possible’

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    Nicola Benedetti made CBE in New Year Honours

    2018-12-29T12:29:00Z

    The Scottish violinist and music education champion is honoured for services to music

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    Nicola Benedetti plays Wynton Marsalis

    2018-10-02T11:42:00Z

    In this video Nicola Benedetti describes her experience of playing Wynton Marsalis’s jazz-inspired Violin Concerto, before performing the solo cadenza.

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    Hundreds of children to join Nicola Benedetti on stage

    2018-09-04T15:57:00Z

    The Super String events mark the 10th birthday of the Sistema Big Noise Venture

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    Violin Masterclass with Nicola Benedetti

    2018-08-06T16:10:00Z

    Emily from Taunton, who has been playing the violin since the age of seven, fought Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and is now in remission. As part of Make-A-Wish UK she travelled up to London to have a violin masterclass with Nicola Benedetti at the Royal Albert Hall.

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    Nicola Benedetti joins ESTA UK as president

    2018-06-21T11:52:00Z

    Scottish violinist is expected to sit for a three- to four-year term as head of European String Teachers Association’s UK chapter

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    'Playing', a short film from St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh

    2018-06-20T13:22:00Z

    Violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Steven Isserlis feature in this new short film showing them tutoring pupils from Scotland’s national music school, St Mary’s in Edinburgh. The teenage pupils on the brink of leaving the school are violinist Sophie Williams and cellist Hugh MacKay.  

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    Kristan Harvey & Nicola Benedetti - Leaving Lerwick Harbour

    2017-11-30T12:10:00Z

    Fiddle duet of ‘Leaving Lerwick Harbour’ by Willie Hunter. Performed at the Clyde Auditorium in March 2012 by Kristan Harvey and Nicola Benedetti.

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    Nicola Benedetti on the extremes of Mozart's Violin Concerto no.5

    2017-10-11T15:15:00Z

    In this extract from the 2015 BBC documentary The Joy of Mozart, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti talks about the surprises and sheer euphoria in the fifth violin concerto, often referred to as the ‘Turkish’.  

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti receives Queen's Medal for Music

    2017-05-24T00:00:00Z

    Established in 2005, the UK medal is awarded annually to 'an outstanding individual or group of musicians who have had a major influence on the musical life of the nation'

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    Nicola Benedetti performs Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto in 2017

    2017-05-23T00:00:00Z

    UK violinist Nicola Benedetti performs Shostakovich's First Violin Concerto with the Gothenburg Symphony conducted by Thomas SøndergŠrd in April 2017. Watch: Violinist Nicola Benedetti on the physicality of playing Watch: Violinist Nicola Benedetti gives Ysaÿe masterclass

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti on the physicality of playing

    2017-02-28T00:00:00Z

    Understanding how much natural weight there is in the body, and how much you can and should use to play an instrument as delicate as the violin is so important' Violinist Nicola Benedetti speaks about the physicality of playing ahead of the Nicola Benedetti Strings ...