International classical violinist, Nicola Benedetti, continues to communicate and enthral audiences with dynamic and energy-filled performances. She is a highly sought performer on the world platform.
Winner of the Classical BRIT Award for Young British Classic Performer, she released her latest album, Silver Violin this year to great acclaim. She has also recently appeared at Last Night of the Proms and the closing ceremony of the Ryder Cup. She won the highly esteemed Female Artist of the Year 2012 at the Classic Brits Awards ceremony televised at the Albert Hall.
Nicola began playing the violin at the age of four and attended a regular primary school in Ayrshire. By the time she was 10 years old, Nicola was leaving her home in West Kilbride to study at the world-famous Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey.
By the age of 15, Nicola was a seasoned performer, having played at the Wigmore Hall aged 10, performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at 13, and won Carlton TV’s Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies competition a year later. She went on to scoop first prize in the prestigious BBC Young Musician of the Year competition and the outside world’s interest in her career snowballed.
Nicola regularly performs with famous orchestras around the globe including the US, Germany, China and Canada to great acclaim. She is also a superb choice for corporate events.
“Sensational speed, clarity, articulation, depth, humanity and unerring sense of idiom and style… I realised, from close observation … her massive drawing power. Every generation sat in that hall. … You could have heard the proverbial pin drop as she prepared to play. I was awestruck by the influence of the young violinist… what she achieved was genuinely astonishing, and priceless.” Michael Tumelty, Herald Scotland