Performance Details

Sinfonia No 10 in B minor (11’)
Violin Concerto (26’)
Overture, La clemenza di Tito (5’)
Sinfonia Concertante, K364 (30’)

NICOLA BENEDETTI – Violin / Director
LAWRENCE POWER - Viola           

Are there any stories in all music more tragic and inspiring than those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn?  Two child prodigies whose genius thrilled the world, who both died far too early. However, their music has lived on for a grateful world to enjoy ever since. They both wrote concertos that are among the perennial favourites of audiences everywhere. Nicola Benedetti plays both solo and duo (partnered by the superb viola player Lawrence Power) in an unmissable highlight of the Season.

SCO PLATFORM, 6.45pm - 7.10pm
Free to concert ticket holders in Edinburgh only (Upper Circle Bar area)
Performance by students from the University of Edinburgh.

Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from 
These can be purchased and read online or downloaded the morning of the first concert of the week. We will then make these available free of charge the following Monday. 
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.

Nicola Benedetti

Violin / Director

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Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists and influential classical artists of today. With concerto performances at the heart of her career, Nicola is in much demand with major orchestras and conductors across the globe.

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Benjamin Marquise-Gilmore

Violin / Director

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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. His father was the musicologist Bob Gilmore, from whom he received instruction in music theory at a young age, and his grandfather is the conductor Lev Markiz, with whom he has performed on many occasions.

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Lawrence Power


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Lawrence Power is one of today’s foremost violists, in demand worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber music partner. His artistry and penetrating musicianship gains him constant plaudits around the world, reflected in turn in eloquent reviews: ‘no musician today better equipped to play than the minstrel-like Power’ (Financial Times), ‘Power seduces you permanently’ (Trouw), ‘Power is something more: a profound musical personality, his every phrase new and noteworthy’ (Sunday Times).

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