Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation and one of the most influential classical artists of today. She has enjoyed working with the world’s greatest orchestras, including collaborations with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival.
During the 2018/19 season Benedetti made her debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and collaborated with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de Bretagne, Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Frankfurter Museumsorchester, Toscanini Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra with Pablo Heras-Casado. She will also undertake tours with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Winner of Best Female Artist at both 2012 and 2013 Classical BRIT Awards, Benedetti records exclusively for Decca (Universal Music). Her most recent recording of Shostakovich and Glazunov Violin Concertos has been met with critical acclaim. Her recording Homecoming; A Scottish Fantasy made Benedetti the first solo British violinist since the 1990s to enter the Top 20 of the Official U.K. Albums Chart.
In recognition of her international music career and her work with musical charities throughout the United Kingdom, Benedetti was appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honors.
Benedetti plays the Gariel Stradivarius (1717), courtesy of Jonathan Moulds.
Benedetti makes her Cabrillo Festival debut on Sunday, August 11, in Wynton Marsalis’ Concerto in D for violin and orchestra.