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Interview: Violinist Nicola Benedetti goes Romantic | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Violinist Nicola Benedetti goes Romantic

Interview: Violinist Nicola Benedetti goes Romantic

The young Scottish violinist on recording Bruch and Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky never wrote particularly well for the violin. He doesn’t use techniques developed by Paganini and Sarasate
Nicola Benedetti: 'I tend to have an unaffected and natural approach to playing'

It’s not often that a serious musician goes into the recording studio to play requests. But as the closest that classical music strays to The X Factor (unless you count Paul Potts), Nicola Benedetti has a different kind of relationship with audiences. At the age of 23, several years into a professional career which began at 17 with a hugely popular victory in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition, Nicola Benedetti has released a CD which lacks an agenda or a slant. There’s no new work, no transcriptions or retrieving unknown bits and pieces from dusty archives. Instead she recorded two of the most popular concertos in the repertoire.

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