Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Nicola Benedetti to Release Tchaikovsky/Bruch: Violin Concertos

Benedetti Records Romantic Violin Repertoire Released February 22nd, 2011 Performances in Atlanta, South Carolina, North Carolina and Pittsburgh in February and March

“Freely expressive…spontaneous and from the heart. Altogether a very competitive coupling of two of the great violin warhorses, a credit to a fine young artist and her associates. “Gramophone

On February 22nd, Deutsche Grammophon will release violinist Nicola Benedetti’s fifth recording for the label, Tchaikovsky and Bruch’s beloved Violin Concertos. Recorded with the Czech Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Jakub Hrůša, the disc has already received accolades from critics in her native Britain, where the Herald Scotland called the recording “the most important thing she has ever done…a momentous disc.”

At the age of 23, several years into a professional career which began at 16 with a hugely popular victory in the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition, Nicola Benedetti is finally recording two of the most beloved violin concertos in the repertoire. Reflects Nicola: “A lot of people I speak to after concerts have been asking about the Romantic concertos. When was I going to record Tchaikovsky and Bruch?” As an artist who prides herself on creative, imaginative programs, recording two of the most well known works in the violin canon was a heavy decision. “I’ve been performing Tchaikovsky and Bruch quite a lot and just thought, why not? Perhaps now was the right time.”

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