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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 Festival in ...

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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 'The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been replaced by Bert the dog in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto,' writes the artist, who is due to ...

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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


    Benedetti gives a masterclass on Ysaÿe's Sonata no.5 at the Royal College of Music in London in February 2014

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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 Strad or ...

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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 craftsmanship behind each ...

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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 ...