|Opening melody is composed to draw listeners in||00h:08m:37s|
|Sometimes shorter strokes may need more fire, need not be pristine||00h:10m:40s|
|Keeping within a fixed area is good for most playing but it's OK to expand outwards at times||00h:11m:34s|
|What can musicians bring to playing that is new, more expressive, communicative?||00h:13m:28s|
|Being a soloist means you need to take risks||00h:14m:45s|
|Beginning should sound improvised, a little unsure of where it's going||00h:15m:37s|
Violin soloist Nicola Benedetti works with NWS fellow Emerson Millar on the first movement of Barber's Violin Concerto, Op. 14.
VIOLIN CONCERTO, OP. 14 (1940)
Recorded Date: 12-04-2017
Violinist Nicola Benedetti has captivated audiences and critics alike with her musicality and poise. Throughout her career, Nicola’s desire to perform a broad variety of repertoire and reach a wide audience has shown her to be one of Britain’s most innovative and creative violinists. Ms. Benedetti is also dedicated to music education. Through her work with such organizations as Sistema Scotland, she has helped to demonstrate the power that music has in transforming the lives of young people. In recent seasons, Ms. Benedetti has performed with many of the United Kingodm’s major orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National, among others. Outside of the UK she has played with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, Russian National Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony, Simon Bolivar Symphony in Caracas, and Japan Philharmonic, as well as the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony orchestras, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa.