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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

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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