All Nicola Benedetti articles – Page 2

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    ‘With Nicky’ 2: Developing Your Sound


    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


    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


    ‘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


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

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    Nicola Benedetti plays Wynton Marsalis


    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


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

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    Violin Masterclass with Nicola Benedetti


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti duets in Tchaikovsky with her dog Bert


    British violinist Nicola Benedetti has published a video on her Facebook page of her dog Bert howling along as she practises Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. 'The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been replaced by Bert the dog in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto,' writes the artist, who is ...

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti signs to Askonas Holt management


    Nicola Benedetti has signed to Askonas Holt's artist register for general management. The Scottish violinist, who was named BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2004 at the age of 16, will continue to be represented locally by Emblem Artists in Australia and New Zealand, and by ...

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    Violinist Nicola Benedetti performs White Christmas with Rod Stewart


    Violinist Nicola Benedetti joins singer Rod Stewart at Stirling Castle in Scotland in November 2012 to perform an arrangement of White Christmas. Watch: Violinist Joshua Bell and Igudesman Joo present Christmas Confusion Watch: Violinist Nicola Benedetti gives Ysaÿe masterclass

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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 ...