Benedetti play-directs two Mozart Violin Concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. These lovely pieces are perfect for her: Mozart probably wrote them for himself to play on his many tours and needless to say, he made sure they had all you could wish for in a showpiece: plenty of fireworks, sublime slow movements and quirky, memorable features like the ‘Turkish’ effects in No 5. Anna Clyne’s Within her Arms has been compared to Barber’s Adagio for Strings for its radiance and intensity – a moving contrast to Mozart’s youthful high spirits.
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Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. Her ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today.
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore grew up in England and studied with Natalia Boyarskaya at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Pavel Vernikov at the Vienna Conservatory, as well as with Julian Rachlin, Miriam Fried, and members of the Artis quartet and the Altenberg trio. We was appointed Leader of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2016.