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Nicola Benedetti

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Meditation : Massenet: Meditation - Méditation from Thaïs Nicola Benedetti, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding, Jules Massenet 05:39
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, MWV O 14 : Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, MWV O 14 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato Nicola Benedetti, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, James MacMillan, Felix Mendelssohn 13:01
Pärt: Spiegel Im Spiegel Nicola Benedetti, Alexei Grynyuk 04:08
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Nicola Benedetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 15:42
Tavener: Song For Athene Nicola Benedetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 06:47
6 Romanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56 : 4. Dance from Bucsum (Arr. Campbell) Nicola Benedetti, Benedetti Foundation Orchestra, Natalia Luis-Bassa 02:49
Violin Concerto in D Major : 4. Hootenanny Nicola Benedetti, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru 10:18
Elgar: Sospiri, Op. 70 (Arr. Violin and Piano) Nicola Benedetti, Petr Limonov, Edward Elgar 04:10
Schubert: Serenade ("Standchen" No. 4 from Schwanengesang D. 957) Nicola Benedetti, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Franz Schubert 04:13
Gardel: Tango - Por Una Cabeza Nicola Benedetti, Ksenija Sidorova, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Leonard Elschenbroich 03:53

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Bloom

by Nicola Benedetti

07/04/2022

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Biography

Born in Irvine, Scotland on July 20, 1987, Nicola Benedetti CBE is a classical violinist of Italian descent. At the age of four, she began practicing the violin and by the age of eight, she was the leader of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. She passed the eight grades of musical examinations by the age of nine while attending Wellington School in Ayr, Scotland. By 1997, she was styling at the Yehudi Menuhin School for young musicians, performing at their annual Wigmore Hall concert in 1998. At the age of 16, she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year award. As a soloist, she has worked with different orchestras in Europe and the United States while also performing with her pianist Alexei Grynyuk. Nicola Benedetti’s first album, Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1, was released in 2005 and rose to the Number 1 position on the UK Classical Albums chart. Other successful albums include Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (2006), Fantasie (2009), The Silver Violin (2012),  and Elgar Violin Concerto (2020). She was made a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013. Six years later, she was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).