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Nicola Benedetti

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Latest 18 Sep 2021 | Updated Daily

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Nicola Benedetti de Vivaldi à Max Bruch

Le van Beethoven

durée : 00:58:13 - Nicola Benedetti de Vivaldi à Max Bruch - par : Aurélie Moreau - Nicola Benedetti est une jeune violoniste écossaise qui joint la grâce au talent. Elle a seulement 34 ans et sa brillante n'a pas fini de nous surprendre. - réalisé par : Emmanuel Benito


7 Sep 2021

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti on Grammys success, classical vs Beyoncé and free music lessons


On Unscripted this week, Nina is joined by world-renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti.Nicola tells us about adding a Grammy to her many accolades, and winning the battle for free music lessons in Scotland.The pair also delve into the pop vs classical music debate - Nicola explains why she thinks the latter simply can't be compared to Beyoncé.


3 Sep 2021

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Nicola Benedetti on Baroque Music, education and Edinburgh

The Gramophone podcast

Nicola Benedetti's new album is out today on Decca Classics focussing on two composers of the Italian Baroque, Francesco Geminiani, and Antonio Vivaldi, and accompanied by eight live performances at Battersea Arts Centre and an online education project, the Baroque Virtual Sessions. Then on August 14 the violinist begins a residency at this year's Edinburgh International Festival, featuring music spanning the breadth of her instrument's repertoire and history. She talks to Editor Martin Cullingford about all these projects, as well what it feels like to return to live performance.


16 Jul 2021

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Beauty Full Lives

One of the most sought-after violinists of her generation, Nicola has been showered with awards and accolades, including a grammy, a classical Brit award, and an MBE and then a CBE. She has played in some of the most prestigious venues across the world, including The Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Westminster Abbey, and has released 11 albums. Today, well as playing concerts, Nicola is on a mission to share the joy of classical music and to challenge the idea of it being an elitist career path with her Benedetti Foundation, which went from strength to strength during lockdown thanks to virtual sessions.In this episode, Nicola and I talk about her extraordinary career but also the woman who has navigated that experience and how she has kept such a cool head in the face of her success. She’s refreshingly candid - and I especially loved her admissions that she arrived at music boarding school without some of the classical music knowledge of her peers and that owning a Stradivarius is the source of both joy but a little bit of nervousness about how enormously precious it is.On beauty, Nicola is also an open book, and she relays stories in this episode about how her mum’s more avant grade style didn’t quite work for her in classical music circles, why she sticks to two beauty brands, and how perfume just doesn’t do it for her.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


29 Apr 2021

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Nicola Benedetti, Mark Simpson, Oscars roundup, Mr Wickham

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Violinist Nicola Benedetti is performing a new concerto by Mark Simpson, who was winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year (as clarinettist) and the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year. Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, Mark wrote it specifically with Nicola in mind. We speak with both of them ahead of this Thursday's premiere.Adrian Lukis discusses his one man show, Being Mr Wickham, which imagines Mr Wickham from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice at the age of sixty. Adrian played the young Wickham in the BBC's classic 1995 adaption and is now performing his new play at the country's last remaining Regency theatre, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. Leila Latif reports on the fallout from last night’s Academy Awards, in which Nomadland won Best Picture and, at the age of 83, Sir Anthony Hopkins became the oldest ever actor to win an Oscar.And Leila reviews Intergalactic, Sky One TV's new science fiction series about a group of female convicts in space who go on the run.Presenter: Samira AhmedProducer: Timothy ProsserMain image: Nicola BenedettiImage credit: Andy Gotts


26 Apr 2021

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Stark Talk

Edi talks to world acclaimed violinist about picking up a violin at the age of four and the privilege and responsibility of being able to play a multi million pound Stradivarius.


18 Feb 2021

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EP10 - Nicola Benedetti

The Evelyn Glennie Podcast

This was such an exciting episode for me, aside from the police raid that seemed to be happening outside Nicky’s flat! Nicola shared with me the guilty pleasures of being able to cook 3 meals a day and having time away from the rigours of concert tours to her thoughts on providing music opportunities for all children. She really is a remarkable lady so Let’s get Listening!Produced by Cheryl Davis Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


21 Oct 2020

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Great Scot!

I first met Nicky Benedetti in 2003 when she was 16 years old and had just won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award, the first Scot to do so. I was struck by how mature she seemed for one so young - friendly, outgoing, and deadly serious about her music. I've followed her glittering career over the years, and she never fails to impress, both as a consummate musician and charismatic, exciting performer, and for her dedication to opening up the world of classical music to children and young people through her foundation. Having watched her mesmerizing performances at the Royal Albert Hall for the socially distanced BBC Proms, I was eager to find out what the experience had been like for her, performing without an audience. She talks about that and everything else with her usual candour. Nicola Benedetti website: https://www.nicolabenedetti.co.uk/ Benedetti Foundation: https://bit.ly/3nF8lJz Follow Nicola on Twitter: @NickyBenedetti Follow the Benedetti Foundation on Twitter: @benedetti_fdtn For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/greatscot See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


11 Oct 2020

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S4 Ep2: Nicola Benedetti and her sliding strap

My Wardrobe Malfunction with Susannah Constantine

Today's special guest is the exquisitely talented Nicola Benedetti, violinist and founder of the Benedetti Foundation. She and Susannah discuss audience-free Proms, headache-inducing shopping - and not one but two major clothing calamities...Find out more about the Benedetti Foundation at benedettifoundation.org and listen to Nicola's new Elgar album here. Find Nicola at nicolabenedetti.co.uk and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.Thanks to our sublime house band ‘duo’. Find them at duoguitarmusic.com and order their new album here. And, of course, huge thanks to you for listening! And apologies for the slightly dodgy sound - promise it DOES improve in later episodes. If you like this one, please give us a five-star rating and review.Finally, we’d love to hear about YOUR wardrobe malfunctions. Please email us at help@mywardmal.com. And you can also find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube all @mywardmal, and on our website at mywardmal.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 Oct 2020

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Last, Past & Blast with Charlotte Hawkins

In this episode of Last, Past & Blast, Charlotte speaks with Grammy Award-winning Scottish violinist, Nicola Benedetti . We'll hear how music brought Nicola to tears when she was just six years old; how she’s not the classical musician sat in the corner, but is the first one up on the dance floor; plus, how she coped when her violin kept slipping off her shoulder during a performance in 40 degree heat! All the music from today’s episode can be found in the companion playlist here: https://SonyClassical.lnk.to/LastPastAndBlastMusic


28 Sep 2020