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 is Emily Sun.

Benedetti talks about her mission to make string playing available to all in The Strad's September 2015 issue – download through The Strad App.